Vallecito Creek Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Vallecito Creek Trail is a 11.8 mile out and back trail located near Bayfield, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2060 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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8 days ago

This is moderate to hard trail, with very rocky parts.

Curious how far the bridges are from the trail head?

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30 days ago

I would call this trail easy and not moderate, but despite that, it is an absolutely stunning trail. I went on an overcast and rainy day and felt I was in the Pacific northwest. Not many places in Colorado look like this, with ferns, Spanish moss, and towering cliff sides lining the trail, it's a real gem.

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1 month ago

Hi Folks!
Lots of fine hikers out there in the Weminuche. I plan to do a 50 mile hike beginning next Monday. My friend and I will begin using the Vallecito Creek Trail, which, by the way, is not just an 11.8 mile trail. The trail runs 18.1 miles from, south to north, Vallecito Campground Trailhead to Nebo Junction. At the Junction, you can continue approx. another 1.5 miles north on the CDT to Hunchback Pass or head east on the CDT to Nebo Pass. Either way, vistas abound! Safe travels.

Awesome day hike

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1 month ago

Worth the scenic views

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2 months ago

Nice hike. Only hiked half way. Recommend it. Lots of hikers on this trail. Beautiful views

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2 months ago

JA Luc did you run into any snow on your hike?