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Silver Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 495' 151 m
Descent: -64' -19 m
High: 9,036' 2,754 m
Low: 8,588' 2,618 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Gravina

A ridge/ledge run on Saxon Mountain which you may have all to yourself.

Kevin Gravina

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Runner Notes

The trailhead can be hard to find. Follow the instructions above (it does look like someone's driveway at first).

Description

To get there: Take Main to Saxon Mountain Road, and follow this to the last house and enter what appears to be a driveway. This is the start of the trailhead.

The trail: This is an easy, scenic trail with constant views. The route provides a view of Alvarado Cemetery graveyard and the remains of the Silver Creek Town site. It is all singletrack and see very light use so you may have the trail all to yourself.

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Nov 10, 2018
Stephanie Butzer
Nobody on the trails. Little bit of snow. 2.5mi
Jun 18, 2018
Miles Fletcher
Out and back. Very fun singletrack. Could connect with roads to run to Idaho Springs. 9mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 7 votes

#3

in Georgetown

#7674

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  4.0 from 7 votes
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#3

in Georgetown

#677

in Colorado

#7,674

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2,102 Since Jun 19, 2017
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Photos

Trail looking SW towards Easter Seal Camp at Empire exit off I-70
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Looking north towards the Empire exit off I-70
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Silver Creek Wagon Trail
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Looking back Southwest
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Solid trail looking North East but exposure is constant
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Silver Creek Wagon Trail
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO

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