Tenderfoot Trail #76


The Tenderfoot Trail travels through the sagebrush and lodgepole pine forests. The views of the Tenmile Range, the Gore Range and Dillon Reservoir from this trail are impressive. This is a good early season trail since generally it is free of snow due to its’ southerly exposure.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dillon, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel south on HWY 6 toward Dillon and Keystone. Approximately 1.2 miles south of I-70 turn left at the traffic light at the intersection of HWY 6 and Evergreen Road (Lord of the Mountain Church is on your left). After turning left, immediately turn right onto Straight Creek Road (County Road 51) and follow this road for approximately 0.6 miles to just past the Forest Service work center and the Dillon Water Tank. Right after the road turns to gravel, there is a pull out parking area to your right, park here. In front of the parking area (south) is an access road which is the beginning of the Oro Grande Trail (County Open Space Trail). Walk along this road for approximately 0.3 miles until you reach the Tenderfoot trailhead, which will be on your left.



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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
9,247 ft. - 9,886 ft.