Squirrel Creek

MODERATE 8 reviews
#40 of 90 trails in

Squirrel Creek is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beulah, Colorado. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

rocky

1 month ago

So a few things I wish I had known:
1. You CAN NOT get to the trail head with the directions on this app. If you do follow the directions you will have to turn around as there is no longer access due to the former access being on private property.
2. You have to access the trail head by going to the Pueblo Mountain Park or Davenport Campground. The access to the Squirrel Creek Trail Head is approximately 2 miles up in another trail with very minimal tree cover. Think "hot and steep". Very pretty, but would recommend going very early. If you take a dog there is no water for about two miles, take at least enough for your dog until you are out of the sun. It is very rocky, easy for paws to get cut. We ended up not going to Squirrel Creek, but will go back now that we know where and when to go. The trails in the park were pretty amazing, so even though we were disappointed in not making the trek we planned it was still worthwhile.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike, lots of water...beautiful creek full of fish. lots of creek crossings, prepare for wet feet!

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail with many connecting trails. You could spend the entire day hiking in this area. The trees are turning which makes the hike even more beautiful.

11 months ago

mountain biking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beautiful from any angle. Camping right next to the creek east to wake up and go.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We connected from the Pueblo Mountain Park trail system and went a couple miles up Squirrel creek trail. The creek was flowing and we went through 7 or 8 crossings that were 6" up to 1.5' deep before running out of time and turning back. We saw no one else on teh trail and it has a nice flow to it for the first east portion that we did. Will be back to do the complete hike.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015