East Creek Trail (535)
The East Creek trail begins at East Creek Road, FR 852 and ends at the junction with Pine/Piedra Trail #524. The trail heads up the ridges on the east side of Lake, following creeks with waterfalls to open meadows.
- Distance (one-way): 10.4 miles
- Minimum elevation: 7,830 ft
- Maximum elevation: 10,340 ft (junction of Pine/Piedra Trail)
At a Glance
|Best Season:||Summer and Fall|
|Restrictions:||Non-motorized use only|
|Closest Towns:||Bayfield, CO and Durango, CO|
|Information Center:||Columbine Ranger District|
From Durango, CO: Travel 17 miles on Florida Road, County Road #240. Turn left onto County Road #501. After 4 miles, slight right onto Forest Road #603. Turn right onto FR #852. Trailhead is located on the east side of FR #852.
From Bayfield, CO: Travel 14 miles north on County Road #501, then 2.5 miles northeast on Forest Road #603. Turn right onto FR #852. Trailhead is located on the east side of FR #852