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Whiskey Creek Alternate

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Length

0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers

76%

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Elevation

488' 149 m

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Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

8,147' 2,483 m

High

7,659' 2,334 m

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This enjoyable but fairly obscure trail is made less pleasant by the highway noise

Megan W

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Mostly packed dirt with a few rocks and roots. This skinny overgrown trail has some erosion. Shade is available.

Description

Starting from the southeast corner of the Homestake K8 School's football field, this trail reaches a peaceful meadow at the junction of the Whiskey Creek Trail. Run through aspen groves, brushy dense thickets, and open meadows on this well-packed dirt trail. There are not very many roots or rocks to contend with, but this path is often overgrown with grasses that obscure the already skinny trail. You'll get a few views west of Eagle Vail's hillsides and wildflowers make their home here. Good views of the striped rock mountains above Dowd junction greet you where the Whiskey Creek Alternate Trail ends at its junction with the main Whiskey Creek Trail.

Note: this is a multi-use trail so expect mountain bike traffic. It is a good idea to wear some orange in the fall to be visible to hunters.

Flora & Fauna

Aspen trees and some wildflowers.

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