Straight Creek Trail #48


The trail parallels I-70 the entire way up to Eisenhower Tunnel and is an old double-track road. It will cross Straight Creek a few times as you climb gradually up the valley through a lodge pole pine forest. Straight Creek runs down from the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel along I-70 and into the Blue River in Silverthorne. It is the main water supply for the town of Dillon.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to ATV and motorcycles, no full-size vehicles.
Closest Towns: Dillon, 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 south on HWY 6 toward Dillon. In approximately 1.2 miles turn left at the traffic intersection of Hwy 6 and Evergreen Raod. Then make an immediate right onto County Road 51 and follow this for approx. 1.7 miles until it ends at a gate and the trailhead parking area.



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  Area/Length : 
5.4 miles one-way

  Elevation : 
9,314 ft. - 12,777 ft.