The West Grouse Creek trail begins at Us Hwy 24 near Minturn and ends at Turquoise Lakes: This trail is an old Forest road through pastureland for approximately 1/4 mile before entering dense stands of conifers and climbing steadily past a couple small lakes, over the north ridge of Grouse Mountain, and descending to Turquoise Lakes and the headwaters of Beaver Creek.
* 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 on I-70 to exit 171 for Minturn and Highway 24. Turn right and follow Hwy 24 south for approximately 1 mile to the trailhead, which is located on the right side of the Highway. The trailhead is located across from the Meadow Mountain Business Park.