Grizzly Creek TH #2065


The Grizzly Creek Trail is currently open for only the first two miles due to damage from summer storms. The trail begins in Glenwood Canyon and ends 3.5 miles above. The trail travels up from the Colorado River through the canyon cut by Grizzly Creek, following the creek most of the time. The first 1/2 mile of the trail is broad and fairly level offering good spots to have a picnic near the creek. The trail will become narrower and surrounded by dense, lush vegetation, some areas are very rocky at times. The last 1 1/2 miles are steep and covered with loose rocks with good views of Grizzly Creek and Glenwood Canyon near the top. Most of the area was burned in the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire. Be aware of increased risk of hazard trees, falling rocks, stump holes, and flash flooding. 

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Grizzly Creek Trail is currently open for only the first two miles due to damage from summer 2021 storms. Be aware of increased risk from hazard trees, falling rocks, stump holes, and flashing flooding resulting from the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire. 
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Glenwood Springs

General Information

Directions:

Travel west of Eagle on I-70 for 26 miles into Glenwood Canyon and take the Grizzly Creek exit. The trailhead is on the north side of the highway next to the upper parking lot.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

  Latitude : 
39.5616

  Longitude : 
-107.249486

  Elevation : 
5994 - 7733