Eutopia Creek Trail #519

The Eutopia Creek trail was originally built by miners to reach the Hematite and Gold Master mining claims. The trail still sees more traffic from miners than from any other group of users. Hikers have right-of-way privileges across mining claims. Miners have the responsibility to keep the public away from buildings and other improvements. Please respect and obey "No Trespassing" signs. The trailhead for Eutopia Creek Trail #519 is near Eutopia Creek on Orogrande-Dixie Road #311. From the trailhead, the trail heads up Eutopia Creek through thick stands of mature subalpine fir and spruce. The grade is moderate for the first 1.5 miles. The trail comes to a ford, gradually contours out of the creek bottom, and climbs more steeply as it turns south toward a ridgetop. As the vegetation changes to lodgepole and beargrass, the trail levels out and passes some mining ruins east of the trail. Meandering west down a ridge, the trail contours a thickly timbered sidehill and ends at the Gold Master mining claim.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn south onto Red River-Dixie Road #222. Follow Road #222 for approximately 36 miles, through Dixie Town, to its junction with Orogrande-Dixie Road #311. Turn southwest onto Road #311 and follow it for 8.5 miles to Eutopia Creek and the unsigned trailhead.


Day Hiking

A miners trail with public access.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6300 feet - 7150 feet