This trail begins seven miles up the South Fork Trail along the South Fork of the White River. It leads up Park Creek until reaching the Nichols Creek Trail. You climb quickly out of South Fork for 1/2 mile and emerge into the open meadows along Park Creek. You continue in a large park for about 2 miles, then into a series of smaller parks broken by short stretches of aspen. The Aspen gradually changes to Engelmann spruce and alpine-fir as you gain elevation. You finally reach the Nichols Creek Trail 4.5 miles from the South Fork Trail and 11.5 miles from South Fork Campground and Trailhead.
Directions from Meeker: Park Creek Trail is located 36 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 18 miles to the South Fork Road (County Road 10) Turn right for two miles, then jog left 1/4 mile, then right for 10 miles to the South Fork Campground and trailhead. From the trailhead, follow the South Fork Trail 7 miles up South Fork Canyon to the Park Creek Trail junction.
May through November
(NOTE: Always open. Beware of severe Winter conditions.)