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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Eagle Ranger District

Quick Facts

Upper Short Creek Trail

Average Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Recommended Season: June-October
Trail Number: 1852




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General Description

The trail begins in an open meadow surrounded by spruce and fir above Deep Lake. It descends gradually toward the south.

Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit, follow signs for Sweetwater and Burns turning north on the Colorado River Road. Stay on the River Road for 1.8 miles, then turn left on FDR 600, the Coffee Pot Road and travel 30 miles up toward Deep Lake. Drive around Deep Lake and take a right. Travel on this road for 1.3 miles and take a right onto FDR 618. .8 miles on the right you will find the trailhead at an old jeep road with a yellow road closed marker.

Directions from Vail: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit, follow signs for Sweetwater and Burns turning north on the Colorado River Road. Stay on the River Road for 1.8 miles, then turn left on FDR 600, the Coffee Pot Road and travel 30 miles up toward Deep Lake. Drive around Deep Lake and take a right. Travel on this road for 1.3 miles and take a right onto FDR 618. .8 miles on the right you will find the trailhead at an old jeep road with a yellow road closed marker.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit, follow signs for Sweetwater and Burns turning north on the Colorado River Road. Stay on the River Road for 1.8 miles, then turn left on FDR 600, the Coffee Pot Road and travel 30 miles up toward Deep Lake. Drive around Deep Lake and take a right. Travel on this road for 1.3 miles and take a right onto FDR 618. .8 miles on the right you will find the trailhead at an old jeep road with a yellow road closed marker.

Seasonal Information:
Recommended Season: June through October .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Updated: 2001-06-26 14:46:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Upper Short Creek Trail
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Related Activities
Deep Lake Campground - Deep Lake Campground sits on the edge of Deep Lake, at an elevation of 10,580 feet. It is the largest and most popular campground on the Eagle Ranger District.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com

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