11.7 miles
Distance
3,193 ft
Climb
-563 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Holy Cross Wilderness Area
    Minturn, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #1880
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Horseback

This is a great option to find a bit more solitude than some of the other nearby trails. It's an easy one to make into an out-and-back of any length and can be tracked in the winter for snowshoes, skinning, or even running (though much less dependable).

The first few miles undulate a bit but mostly track up, over, and then down, with some steep switchbacks above the river valley. From the bottom, the remaining ten-plus miles head uphill at a fairly consistent grade.

Longer loop options exist with Dead Dog Trail and Middle Lake Trail, though this trail dead-ends at its southernmost point at Upper Camp Lake below Eagle Peak.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for East Lake Creek Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,630 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,349 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,165 ft
  • Grade
    4.2%
  • Grade max
    -66.3%
  • Grade min
    64.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    420 ft
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