Peru Creek Road #260


This road offers amazing scenery, gorgeous hiking trails and access to other spur roads, all without being very difficult for most SUVs to access. It is a fairly mellow road with plenty of room to pass other vehicles. Expect to see passenger cars on this road as well, though an SUV with good clearance is recommended. You will have opportunities to explore other drainages off the main Peru Creek Road including Warden Gulch, Chihuahua Gulch, and Cinnamon Gulch. Eventually you will come to a parking area and gate at the Shoe Basin Mine. Beyond this point the road is closed to motorized access, but you can continue on by hiking, mountain biking or horseback. The hike to Horseshoe Basin at the top of the drainage follows an old 4WD road and the scenery is outstanding.

At a Glance

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

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 4.6 miles to the pull-out parking area on your left. This is the Peru Creek Road trailhead. You can continue up the road with a 4WD vehicle.



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  Area/Length : 
6.7 miles one-way

  Elevation : 
10,024 ft. - 12,176 ft.