Three Mile Creek Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Three Mile Creek Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bailey, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

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wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bailey: Drive west 10.8 miles from Bailey on Highway 285 to Grant. Turn right (north) on Park County Road 62 (sometimes called the Guanella Pass Road). Drive 2.8 miles to the trailhead on the right (east) side of the road. There is a limited amount of parking at the trailhead.

hiking
1 minute ago

Three mile trail is much longer than depicted. and is easy until about 3 to 3.5 mile mark when it gets more rocky and steeper.
On a Sunday In late June and there were considerable wildflowers including Columbines and just a few other parties along the trail. Well maintained trail and several creek crossings beyond the 1.5 mile mark. Downside is there is really no destination you just go until you either hit the intersecting trails or until you get tired.

11 days ago

14 days ago

Great hike and not busy...went Friday morning.

14 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

What a magical hike in this morning's weather! Trail is in good shape until around 10k'. We turned around at that point due to snowpack and loss of trail. Nice few hours in the woods, and even enjoyed lunch in the warm sun. Dogs loved all the water.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, quiet for being close to the road

2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I have not been up the path for two years. I forget how nice it is hiking by the stream. could not go the whole way 12th bridge was down we did not want to get wet.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful creek hike with tons of aspens!!

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horseback riding
9 months ago

The county Road 62 has been paved ALL the way from Grant to I70. Parking has been expanded by combining trailheads like Whiteside and Threemile Creek. This means the OLD trailhead parking referred to above is not correct. Loads more parking for cars AND oversized vehicles like RVs and horse trailers. Park in the new lot and cross the bridge. Take the trail on the RIGHT until it crosses the road and the old trailhead will be obvious.

hiking
9 months ago

Did a 14.5 mile hike from Deer Creek Trailhead, via Rosalie Trail to Three Mile Trail. Lots of cityfolks in the predictable spots (that being within a mile or two from the parking area) taking pictures and breathers at every corner. Like most hikes however, once you get beyond the three mile turn-around spot, it turns into the sort of solitude and peaceful place it's meant to be. Follow Threemile up for about 4.5-5 miles and you'll run into Rosalie Trail, either on it's way to the Abyss Lake turn off or back to Deer Creek Trailhead, 6.5 miles away. You just cant go wrong here.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice easy hike with lush greenery and the sounds of the creek flowing by as you hike along.