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Trout Creek Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
#25 of 44 trails in

Trout Creek Trail is a 19.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Fork, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 19.5 miles Elevation Gain: 4,268 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

ohv / off road driving




horseback riding
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Had a chance to do this one today. Six of us along with two horses. We didn’t get all the way to the river with three kids, but it was a good moderate climb and the horses did great.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Trout Creek trail is an ATV trail that is also great for mountain biking. Not your typical ATV trail that is rutted, rocky, and torn up, this trail is well built and maintained. You could also call it the Switchback trail because there are tons of them! The trail traverses two ridges to get back to the creek, approx 500 ft of climbing each ridge, so by the time you reach the creek you will have climbed about 1000 ft. Remember you will climb about the same amount getting out as you did getting in. The most popular way to do this trail is an out and back. 4 miles one way to the creek, or you can push on further where a singletrack branches off of the ATV trail. The singletrack climbs a lot of elevation and is very rocky. There are some huge cliffs and boulders along Trout Creek that would be great for rock climbing.

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