Acorn Creek Trail #71


This trail offers the hiker solitude as well as an excellent opportunity to view wildlife. You will hike through beautiful Aspen groves, sagebrush meadows, and forests of spruce and fir trees before reaching the ridge line of the Williams Fork Range. Approximately 1.7 miles from the trailhead you will come to the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness boundary. You will enjoy spectacular views of the rugged Gore Range throughout your day. This is also a wonderful trail to view the Aspen trees change color in the fall and is one of the first trails to melt out in the spring and be clear of snow.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to Motorized/Mechanized travel. This trail is only open to Hike and Horse since it enters the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Area.
Closest Towns: Silverthorne, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205 Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for approximately 10.6 miles. After you cross the Blue River you will immediately turn right onto CR 2400 (Ute Park Rd). At the first junction, continue left following the trailhead sign. Then turn right onto FDR 2402 (Rodeo Dr) and travel approximately 0.6 miles to the trailhead/parking lot.



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  Area/Length : 
4.0 miles

  Elevation : 
8,647 ft. - 11,344 ft.


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