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Quick Facts

Ute Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,680 Feet (2705.7 Meters) Ute Creek Trailhead
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation: 8,700 Feet (2712.0 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,620 Feet (816.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,300 Feet (3522.4 Meters) Bison Pass
Handicapped Accessible: No
High Point: 11,520 Feet (3591.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 3 Miles (5.0 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Pike National Forest, Trails Illustrated 105
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 629
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Farnum Peak




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General Description

The Ute Creek Trail begins on Tarryall Road at the Ute Creek Trailhead and ends at Bison Pass where it intersects with the Brookside McCurdy Trail. The trail enters the Lost Creek Wilderness approximately 1 mile from the trailhead, so mechanized and motorized vehicles are not permitted. The trail follows the Ute Creek drainage for about 2 miles then continues to ascend to Bison Pass. It is rated difficult because of its 2,620' elevation gain in 3 miles.

Cross the footbridge from the trailhead to reach the trail. From here to Bison Pass the hike is a continuous steep grade. Ut Creek Trail provides a short route to some of the high country vistas a little farther north on the Brookside McCurdy Trail. It also provides access for climbing Bison Peak and McCurdy Mountain. Be sure to take extra water with you on warm summer days. The trail leaves water about 1 mile before reaching Bison Pass.

Directions from Tarryall Road: Access by car to the Ute Creek Trailhead is from Park County Road 77, the Tarryall Road. The trailhead is 3 miles east of the Tarryall Reservoir. There is plenty of parking available. Cross the footbridge on to the trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early May through October .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Dispersed Camping Ute Creek Trail - no developed sites
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Ute Creek Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Ute Creek Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Brookside-McCurdy Trail - The Brookside-McCurdy Trail leads through the length of the Lost Creek Wilderness. It intersects with 5 different trails providing the opportunity for several loop hikes.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Park County Tourism Office, P.O. Box 220 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-4279

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