The Martin Creek trail begins in Minturn and ends at Grouse Mountain Trail #2010: The trail climbs steadily as it follows an old road through aspen and then lodgepole. The trail passes the remains of several old cabins and offers good views of Cross Creek Valley and Mount of the Holy Cross. At about 6 miles, hikers can turn right onto the Grouse Mtn Connector Trail #2010 toward West Grouse Creek Trail #2129 or continue left toward Cross Creek Trail #2006.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.
Directions: Travel west from Vail on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn. Exit here and head south on US 24 for about 2.3 miles to the south edge of Minturn. After you pass the Battle Mountain Trading Post, turn right on a dirt road just before a blue house. The trail starts up the hill at the end of the drive. Private property surrounds the trailhead; please respect the owner’s rights.