Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Blue Creek Trail #620

 5.0 (1)

5.2 Miles 8.4 Kilometers


89%

Runnable

39' 12 m

Ascent

-1,703' -519 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

8,965' 2,733 m

High

7,268' 2,215 m

Low

Shared By Adam McGowen

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

An excellent backcountry descent that will leave you with a smile and maybe a few scratches.

Adam McGowen

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Description

The Blue Creek Trail #620 descends through a diverse mixture of vegetation from its upper trailhead to the lower trailhead near the confluence of Massey Branch and Blue Creek. In the upper sections of the trail, it travels through aspen and spruce/fir stands and gradually transitions into Gambel Oak, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper, and Narrowleaf Cottonwood as the trail descends.

The Blue Creek drainage has numerous beaver ponds along its entire length and supports a large number of trout. Along the creek, there is a great diversity of plants and shrubs as well: Dogwood, Serviceberry, Chokecherry, Hawthorn, Mountain Ash, Wolfberry, Alder, Mountain Mahogany, and Willow. The trail offers many scenic vistas and opportunities for viewing wildlife as well.

Most of the trail is fairly smooth and not too rugged, but there are a few rocky sections interspersed. Most of the difficulty of the trail results from thick overgrowth that creates surprises around every turn. This trail is frequented by the local bear population as well based on the amount of scat along the entire length.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#2069

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#224

in Colorado

#2,069

Overall
12 Views Last Month
107 Since Aug 18, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running