- 10 miles west of Glenwood Springs
- 7 miles/11.3 km oneway
- 4 to 4.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6840 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 3560 feet
- April - October
Keyser Creek Trail follows east Canyon Creek and Keyser Creek up to the Flat Tops. The canyon is narrow; steep sided with cliffs and forested with spruce/fir and aspen. The trail is also narrow, and rough.
The scenery is outstanding, fishing is available in the creek, and wildlife-watching opportunities are excellent. Use is limited to hiking.
It is approximately 3 miles to the National Forest boundary, then the trail continues for about 2 miles to Blue Lake and 2 miles further until it connects with Transfer Trail in the Monument Lake area, near Blue Lake. Elevation ranges from 6,840 to 10,400 feet.
to Transfer trail
Map + Directions
7 miles west of Glenwood Springs via I-70 to Canyon Creek Road about 3 miles north to trailhead. Access across private land on narrow easement first half mile, please stay on trail. Parking limited.