Stewart Creek Trail: Eddiesville Trailhead to San Luis Peak

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Stewart Creek Trail: Eddiesville Trailhead to San Luis Peak is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sargents, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3467 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

3 months ago

Long winding hike to summit. Scenery is amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike along Stewart Creek and up to San Luis. The first 5 or so miles are deceptively gentle; after that is where most of the vertical gain happens. Bug spray is a must, as the mosquitoes are relentless. There are two creek crossings-- and if you're wondering if you have to cross the creek at the trail junction, indeed you do. I recommend switching to crocs or waterproof sandals.

A pretty long hike overall, but incredible to see no signs of civilization from the summit-- just vast, open nature. Be careful of the scree coming down! I saw two people slip, and then I did as well just steps from the summit.

hiking
Sunday, October 20, 2013

camping
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

We started at Eddiesville Trailhead on September 6th. The weather was absolutely perfect. There was two of us, and the first day we did not see one other person. About 5 miles in we saw a cow Moose and her calf in the stream thickets on the south side of Cochetopa Creek. We made it 7.6 miles to where the Stewart Creek Trail starts heading north towards San Luis peak...not towards the Pass (which is continuing on the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide). We camped at this trail junction, which is where the picture was taken. The picture is the valley that Cochetopa Creek falls in all the way up to the saddle between San Luis (to the right) and another mountain to the left. Plenty of good water sources here. We saw another cow Moose while cooking dinner. Beautiful view. This was a few hundred feet below the tree line, so needless to say, it was FREEZING that night! I strongly recommend that if you camp here, or anywhere on the CT that you have a very warm sleeping bag and bag liner!
Wonderful, perfect trip.