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North Tenmile Creek

 8 votes

Length

3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


Elevation

899' 274 m

Ascent

-56' -17 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

9,999' 3,048 m

High

9,156' 2,791 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 18 days ago
Snowy - You loose the trail about 2.5 miles up due to heavy snow pack, can’t continue to Gore Range. Otherwise mostly clear History

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This serene valley ramble offers subtle views and the creek for company.

Megan W

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The trailhead is conveniently close to downtown Frisco at the end of Main Street, west of I70.

The North Tenmile Creek path starts off briefly as pavement before ducking right onto a signposted dirt trail in the shadows of Wichita Mountain. The initial open landscape dotted with stunted aspens soon becomes more dense pine forest. Dont become discouraged by a couple of steep, loose rock sections early on. The majority of the trail is smooth packed dirt with easy footing (except for the wetter, very last bit of trail).

The cheerful North Tenmile Creek provides the soundtrack for this trail and there are several places where you can stop to rest and dip your feet. Kids will enjoy scrambling on the huge boulders scattered along the length of this trail. At the wilderness boundary, the trail narrows and becomes more rooty and rocky with numerous side streams to cross.

Being in a valley, this trail does not provide sweeping vistas, but the views up and down-valley improve towards the end of the trail. Otherwise, be content with the flowery meadows and shady, lush wooded sections. For most people, the trail ends at a T intersection with the Gore Range Trail. Beyond the "T" intersection a braided path starts through marshy swamp to the headwaters of the North Tenmile Creek, but this is a wet proposition, even in the driest months.

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Mar 30, 2018
Jennifer Rawlins
Dec 30, 2017
Katie Osland
Snowshoeing, turned back around 2 mile point. Want to return! 4.6mi
Sep 3, 2017
Ken Forman
Aug 14, 2017
Tom Hedman
Aug 1, 2017
Lucas Worthen
6.8mi — 3h 09m
Jun 25, 2017
Jason Berling
Jun 17, 2017
Chris Cozzi
Oct 13, 2016
Liz Bid

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

#2

in Frisco

#3859

Overall
  4.3 from 8 votes
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#2

in Frisco

#307

in Colorado

#3,859

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