- 8 miles
- 5 - 6 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 10000 feet
- Summer to Fall
Backcountry water is available at numerous locations.
Map + Directions
FDR 435 Brush Park. You can reach this road from US Highway 285. Trailhead is at the end of FDR 435. You can hike either direction on the trail from this location.
FDR 436 Middle Fork of Salt Creek. You can reach this road from US Highway 285 at the same location. Follow FDR 435 to FDR 436. Trailhead is not as well marked at this location.
FDR 431 Turn off of US Highway 285 onto the Buffalo Springs Road. The Lynch Creek Trailhead is located at the end of FDR 431. The Salt Creek Trail crosses FDR 431 at several points. Salt Creek Trail can also be accessed from FDR 433, which connects FDR 431 to US Highway 285 via Pony Park. It can also be accessed from Tumbling Creel trail in the Fourmile Drainage on the Salida Ranger District. Follow County and Forest Service Road 377 from Buena Vista to FDR 375 to its end at the Fourmile Trailhead. This section is not open to mountain biking since it is in the Wilderness Area.