Deer Creek Road #5

The Montezuma area was discovered by miners and settled during the silver boom in 1863. The first part of Deer Creek Road is on a gentle incline that takes you through a broad valley. From this point on the road becomes steep and the valley narrows. Eventually the road leads you up to the Continental Divide with opportunities to connect to the Swan Drainage, Saints John or Radical Hill (technical 4WD road). The beginning of this road crosses private property, please respect all posted signs.

At a Glance

Usage: Moderate
Closest Towns: Montezuma, CO (no services); Keystone, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel east on HWY 6 toward Keystone. Just past Keystone, turn right onto Montezuma Road (County Road 5). Follow Montezuma Road for 7 miles to the town of Montezuma. Travel 0.5 miles beyond Montezuma to Deer Creek Road. There is a parking area at the beginning of Deer Creek Rd for non-motorized users during summer and winter.



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  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles one- way

  Elevation : 
10,569 ft. - 12,621 ft.