Jenny Creek

Jenny Creek Trail begins at the Jenny Creek Trailhead, just outside of Eldora Mountain Resort's private parking lot. This trail crosses private land and is not open for use when Eldora Mountain Resort is closed to the public. Access in the summer is only available from the Rollins Pass Road.

The trail skirts the ski area's nordic center, climbing to a low saddle. From here, two segments of Jenny Creek Trail diverge. The lower, alternate route drops south into Jenny Creek valley and then climbs west up the drainage (watch for public access signs). The other continues climbing along the ridge, swinging to the south and then west along the 9,800-foot contour, finally gradually losing elevation until it reaches Jenny Creek, where it rejoins the other segment of trail.

Jenny Creek Trail heads west up the drainage, soon intersecting Guinn Mountain Winter Trail, which splits off to the north to the Colorado Mountain Club's Arestua Hut. The Jenny Creek Trail keeps climbing, finally reaching Yankee Doodle Lake on the Rollins Pass Road.

View a Jenny Creek trail description.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently Eldora Mountain Resort (EMR) ski area allows access to Jenny Creek through its private property as it has in the past. However, this privilege will be limited to the opening date (contact EMR for opening date) and the hours (9am-4pm) of the EMR Nordic Center and only available after snowmaking in the access area is completed, which is to be determined.
Reservations: None
Rentals & Guides: Colorado Mountain Club Arestua Hut
  • Cars must park outside the EMR entrance gate
  • Jenny Creek trail users will be required to check in at the EMR Nordic Center for complimentary pass to access through the gate
Closest Towns: Eldora, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Eldora Mountain Resort

General Information


From Nederland, head south on Colorado Highway 119 for 0.6 miles. Turn west onto County Road 130, signed for Eldora. Turn left on the Eldora shelf road, following signs for Eldora Mountain Resort. Park at Jenny Creek Trailhead, just outside of the ski area's parking lot.


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Warming Shelters none
Difficulty Level: Easy

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