Indian Creek Trail at Mount Evans Wildlife Area

Indian Creek Trail

This portion of Indian Creek trail is a peaceful and easy amble through pine forest, Aspen grove, grassy meadow and creek side scenery.

From the trailhead, you will begin by hiking uphill on a fire road. There is a gate across it to keep out motorized vehicles. This is the only incline on the trail.

After reaching the top of the hill you will move down to the creek which is a fly fishermans peaceful getaway. The trail (jeep ruts) runs beside the creek for about ½ mile. As the trail (the fire road) reaches the creek, turn right and follow the creek a couple hundred yards to the picnic table under the big pine. This is the end of this section of the Indian Creek Trail. It is a great place to eat. We turn around and head back to the trailhead.

If you want a longer trail in the area, go to the Lost Creek Trail #42 (for more information click the National Forest Service website).

Mt Evans Creekside Trail
Restrooms available at trailhead.

Note: Public access to Mt. Evans Wildlife Area prohibited Jan.1-June 14. (hunting season). For more information on this area click State Wildlife Areas.

Picnic Recommendations:
Alongside the peaceful creek in the tress at the end of the trail is a lone picnic table under a huge shady pine tree. This is a great area to eat and to toss a Frisbee or just enjoy the sound of the water.

From Jct I-70 and C-470 approximately 40 minutes.

One thought on “Indian Creek Trail at Mount Evans Wildlife Area

  1. jeffnstephsmith

    It may be helpful to note when the road turns to dirt and that it is quite difficult to navigate. We did this hike today and wanted to continue on the the Lost Creek Trail, but the mini-van couldn’t hack it! We found the road to be very poorly marked and again, the ruts, rocks, and run-off made for very difficult passage.

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