Fall Creek #2001


The Fall Creek trail begins at the top of Tigiwon Road #707 and ends at the top of Holy Cross City Jeep Road #759: From the North Trailhead, the trail climbs gradually to Lake Constantine. After crossing Fall Creek, the trail climbs abruptly to the alpine meadows below Fall Creek Pass. Over the pass, the trail drops down to the Seven Sisters Lakes and then to Hunky Dory Lake before intersecting the Holy Cross City Jeep Road. It’s another 2 miles down to Homestake Road #703.

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The north trailhead is not accessible by vehicle until June 21st, annually, due to wildlife closure to motorized vehicles on Tigiwon Road.
Permit Info: Each party staying overnight in the Holy Cross Wilderness is required to self-register at the trailhead and to carry a copy of the registration with them during their visit. There is no fee charged and no limit to the numberof permits issued.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: See Holy Cross Wilderness Regulations
Closest Towns: Minturn

General Information


Take Exit 171 off I-70 for Minturn and Hwy. 24. Turn right onto Hwy.24:NORTH TRAILHEAD, proceed about 4 miles, passing through Minturn, to Tigiwon Road #707. Turn right onto Tigiwon Road and continue to the end – 8 miles of rough dirt road. Park at the parking area at the end of the road. ** Tigiwon Road is closed to all motorized vehicles annually from May 1 to June 21. It will open on June 21 if the road is snow-free. **SOUTH TRAILHEAD, proceed 12 miles on Hwy. 24 to Homestake Road #703. Turn right and travel 8 miles on Homestake Road to the Holy Cross City jeep road #759. Park here and walk about 2 miles up the road to the trailhead. NOTE: This jeep road is very rough and should not be attempted unless you have a 4WD with a winch.

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