- 20 miles east of Glenwood Springs
- 3 miles/5 km
- 1-2 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 5900 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 2600 feet
- April - October
Deep Creek Trail follows Deep Creek along the bottom of a 2,500 feet narrow, steep sided cliff bordered canyon. The scenery contains outstanding and diverse features and wildlife watching, fishing, and primitive camping opportunities are good.
Site includes steep walled canyon with limestone, dolomite and sandstone cliffs. The canyon is carved 2000 feet deep into the White River Plateau. Vegetation bordering the creek in this diverse riparian zone is dominated by spruce, cottonwood and shrubs. Recreation in the area consists of hiking the trail along the creek, roadside and walk in campsites, as well as fishing, hunting and spelunking.
Use is limited to hiking; motorized vehicles are prohibited. The trail is a well defined track for the first 3 to 4 miles - it becomes diffuse in places due to narrowing of the canyon and travel on the creek bed necessary in a few places beyond 5 miles up the canyon.
- Near Steamboat Springs
Trail best defined for the first three miles - after four miles, it gets pretty indistinct
Map + Directions
From I-70 at Dotsero (exit 133) drive north on the Colorado River Road (Eagle County 301) approximately 2 miles. Turn left on Coffee Pot Road and go about 2 miles to the trailhead.