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Onahu Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (5)

This trail parallels Onahu Creek as a fun out-and-back or it can also serve as a connector to other routes.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

92%

Runnable

9,663' 2,945 m

High

8,791' 2,679 m

Low

881' 268 m

Up

8' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

If you plan on fishing the creek, make certain to have a fishing license. Some parts of the creek are catch and release only, please check the RMNP website for current restrictions.

Description

The trail has a dedicated TH with a small amount of parking. The trail is easy to find from the TH and mostly parallels Onahu Creek as you climb up the drainage away from the TH.

It is mostly hard packed singletrack and gets less equestrian use than the neighboring Green Mountain Trail. As a result, the singletrack is more narrow and less prone to being muddy.

There are a couple of steep sections that are short in duration. If you are acclimated to the altitude and are relatively fit, this is an easy trail, otherwise, on the easier side of intermediate.

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Shared By:

Eljefe Nagy

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 5 votes

#12

in West Side

#22965

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Trail Rankings

#12

in West Side

#1,941

in Colorado

#22,965

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Photos

Unidentified Flora.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Small falls downstream of bridge
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Signed Onahu Creek crossing.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Unidentified Flora.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO

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Jun 10, 2017
Lisa Cook
Snow in spots along the trail but will likely be gone within a week. Onahu Creek is running high. 3mi