Browns Creek Trail #1429
ElevationAscent: 2,388' 728 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,309' 3,447 m
Low: 8,922' 2,719 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“Hike along Browns Creek, past a waterfall, and to a lake.”— Ryan Overton
Features Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This is a very fun trail to a spectacular waterfall. The hike has plenty of variety that will keep your interest including meadows, pine, and aspen forest. You'll be treated to many views of Mt Antero, and even get to test your balance by crossing Browns Creek via small log bridges.
The usage of the trail is moderate. You should expect to see 5-10 people on your hike.
The trail gains approximately 2400 ft in elevation.
Parts of the trail are sandy or have loose rock, so be prepared to get dusty, and you'll likely waste some energy on the soft ground.
In 2019 a microburst flooded the valley and the beaver dam burst. Brown's Lake is now just Brown's Creek. What had been a shallow, but beautiful lake is gone. We will see if the beavers choose to rebuild.