Deep Creek Observation Site

Deep Creek Canyon view from the lookout.

The Deep Creek Overlook Trail is 200 yards long. It starts off Coffee Pot Road #600 and ends at the Deep Creek Overlook site which provides incredible views of Deep Creek Canyon, 2300 feet below.

The trail to the west of the parking lot is designed to be accessible. There is a slight downhill grade and the surface is packed small gravel. The trail ends at an overlook of the western part of Deep Creek Canyon.

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail.

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At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dotsero, CO
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 827-5715

General Information


From Eagle, CO travel 13 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit and follow the signs for Sweetwater/Burns by turning north, right, onto the Colorado River Rd. Stay on this road for 1 3/4 miles and then turn left onto Coffee Pot Springs Rd., FDR 600.Follow this road for 15 miles until you see the sign for the Deep Creek Overlook and make a right. The trails are at the end of this 1/4 mile road.

General Notes:

Obervation site:

Deep creek overlook, fencing along viewing area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas


Scenic Driving

Vehicle Clearence any but the lowest of passenger cars can drive this dirt road

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
200 yards

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  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
9884' - 9884'