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Quick Facts

Kinney Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,700 Feet (3023.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,560 Feet (486.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,260 Feet (3510.0 Meters) at jct. with Lake Evelyn and St. Louis Divide trails
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest
TI Topo Maps: #103 Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass; #107 Green Mtn Reservoir, Ute Pass
Trail Number: 22
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Ute Peak, Byers Peak




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General Description

The Kinney Creek Trail begins on a gradual slope and follows Kinney Creek through large spruce-fir stands. Within 1/2 mile, the small valley becomes much narrower and the trail becomes much steeper. At this point, camping spots become more limited. The Horseshoe Lake Trail, #23, takes off to the southeast shortly after reaching the Byers Peak Wilderness boundary. The end of the trail provides access to Lake Evelyn and St. Louis Divide-Jones Pass trails. Elk are commonly seen on the upper part of the trail.

Directions from Granby: Travel west on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 3/Forest Road 139. Travel south on Road 3/139 approximately 17 miles, passing Williams Fork Reservoir, to Forest Road 138. Go south on 138 approximately 5 miles to Kinney Creek Road/Forest Road 141. Go northeast on Rd. 141 about 4 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Kinney Creek, Horseshoe Lake, St. Louis Divide, and Lake Evelyn trails
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Kinney Creek, Horseshoe Lake, St. Louis Divide, and Lake Evelyn trails
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Kinney Creek, Horseshoe Lake, St. Louis Divide, and Lake Evelyn trails
Yes



Related Activities
Horseshoe Lake Trail - The Horseshoe Lake Trail is located south of Granby in the Williams Fork area. It leads from the Kinney Creek Trail, #22, to Horseshoe Lake.

Keyser Ridge Trail - The Keyser Ridge Trail, #14, is located south of Granby in the Williams Fork area. It leads from Forest Road 140, along Keyser Ridge, linking with the Kinney Creek, Lake Evelyn, and St. Louis Divide trails.

St. Louis Divide-Jones Pass Trail - The St. Louis Divide-Jones Pass Trail is located south of Granby in the Williams Fork general area. It leads from the Bottle Pass Trail, southeast to Jones Pass.



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