Nate Creek #221


The Nate Creek Trail #221 begins at Forest Service Road #858, Owl pass Road, and ends at an intersection with the Deer Creek Trail #223 and the Lou Creek Trail #222. When continuing onto the Lou Creek Trail, the route will take you to the Silver Jack Reservoir for extended nine miles of adventure.

At a Glance

Open Season: June - November
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and from July 1 through Labor Day Weekend it is open to Motocycles.
Closest Towns: Ridgeway, CO and Ouray, CO

General Information


From Ridgway:

Travel north on Hwy 550 to the intersection with County Road 10, Owl Pass Road, approximately 1.7 miles north of the traffic light in Ridgeway. Continue on CR 10, which becomes Forest Service Road #858, for approximately 12 miles to the trail access point.


T. 45 N.; R. 7 W.; Section: 12. U.S.G.S. Map: Courthouse Mountain. Elevation: 9,558 feet. Latitude: N38.171, Longitude: W-107.588.



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  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

  Elevation : 
10,257 ft - 9,558 ft