Tanglewood Trail #636


Topographic map of Tanglewood Trail

Topographic map of Tanglewood Trail. into Mount Evans Wilderness of the Pike National Forest.


From the Deer Creek Trailhead, the Tanglewood (#636) and Rosalie (#603) Trails go west and north up the Tanglewood Creek drainage to a junction just outside the Mount Evans Wilderness boundary. Here the two trails split and the Rosalie Trail bears left up an old logging road, while the Tanglewood Trail continues north along Tanglewood Creek. The trail climbs along Tanglewood Creek, then ascends toward the saddle above. The trail becomes steeper and more strenuous, particularly after leaving the trees. At the saddle between Rosalie Peak to the west and the Pegmatite Points to the east the trail becomes the Roosevelt Lakes Trail and enters the Arapaho National Forest.

At a Glance

Permit Info: There is a mandatory self-issuing permit system in the Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wilderness areas to enable us to better manage visitation. The same type of system is also in place in other Wildernesses. The intent is to use the data obtained through the permit system to more accurately assess the amounts and types of existing Wilderness use. This enables us to better preserve their natural condition for future generations, balanced against the pressures of growing populations and increased use. These permits have no quotas associated with them nor are there any fees required to obtain them. They are available free at each trailhead. As you enter the Wilderness, fill out the provided permit and deposit the stub in the slot in the lower front of the register box. Keep the permit in your possession and please follow the Wilderness regulations found on the back.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer

General Information


Deer Creek Trailhead (9,280' elevation) This trailhead serves the Rosalie and Tanglewood Trails.  Drive west from Morrison on US 285 approximately 25 miles to Park County Route 42. Travel north on PC 42 approximately 9 miles.  The trailhead is just past the Deer Creek Campground.

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  Area/Length : 
3.9 Miles

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  Elevation : 
9,280' - 12,000'