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Onahu Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 881' 268 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 9,663' 2,945 m
Low: 8,791' 2,679 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Eljefe Nagy

This trail parallels Onahu Creek as a fun out-and-back or it can also serve as a connector to other routes.

Eljefe Nagy

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

If you plan on fishing the creek, make certain to have a fishing license. Some parts of the creek are catch and release only, please check the RMNP website for current restrictions.

Description

The trail has a dedicated TH with a small amount of parking. The trail is easy to find from the TH and mostly parallels Onahu Creek as you climb up the drainage away from the TH.

It is mostly hard packed singletrack and gets less equestrian use than the neighboring Green Mountain Trail. As a result, the singletrack is more narrow and less prone to being muddy.

There are a couple of steep sections that are short in duration. If you are acclimated to the altitude and are relatively fit, this is an easy trail, otherwise, on the easier side of intermediate.

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Sep 13, 2019
Mike Nugent
Return from Green Mountian and connector — 17h 00m
Jul 20, 2019
Piotr Mietkowski
Wt
Nov 7, 2018
Dan Heffner
Sep 3, 2017
Sean Dillon
Reece's first backpacking trip 3mi
Jun 24, 2017
Wes Smith
Lots of up and down and very buggy, wouldn't recommend without long sleeves but beautiful forest and meadows. Onahu Creek site is stunning & secluded 2mi
Jul 26, 2016
tyler johnson
Trail that leads to secluded backcountry campsites and nice forest views.
Jul 25, 2016
Eljefe Nagy
hot summer day! — 1h 30m
Jul 2, 2016
Zac Nelson
Went over 2.5 miles. Thunder and lightning turned us back. Pretty and a little more challenging. 1st stand of aspens very cool

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 5 votes

#12

in West Side

#18991

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Trail Rankings

#12

in West Side

#1,702

in Colorado

#18,991

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634 Since Feb 5, 2015
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Photos

Unidentified Flora.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Small falls downstream of bridge
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Signed Onahu Creek crossing.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Unidentified Flora.
Oct 4, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO

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