North Rock Creek Trail #46


The Rock Creek Trail leads you into the Eagles Nest Wilderness where you can enjoy a beautiful meadow with views of the Gore Range. Approximately 1.5 miles past the Gore Range Trail intersection the Alfred M. Bailey Bird Nesting Area may be seen on the left side of the trail. Designated as a high diversity bird area by the Denver Field Ornithologists, the bird nesting area features a variety of habitats used by diverse species. In addition to being a beautiful site located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness area, Bailey is home to Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, and Fox Sparrow. Continuing past this area, the trail climbs up to the historic Boss Mine.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Open to Hike/Horse Only. The trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.
Closest Towns: Silverthorne, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO


General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 7.7 miles. Turn left onto Rock Creek Road (FDR 1350) across from the Blue River Campground. Follow the gravel road for approximately 1.2 miles and turn left at the road marked “Rock Creek”. The winter trailhead parking lot is immediately on your left. For summer access, you can continue up the 4WD road for approximately 1.7 miles to the Rock Creek Trailhead and parking lot.



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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Elevation : 
8,808 ft. - 10, 242 ft.