East Creek Trail (535)


Area Status: Open

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

General Information

Directions:

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


Activities

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
10.4 miles

  Elevation : 
7,830' - 10,340'