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blue Goose Creek Trail #612

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Trail

9.7 mile 15.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,377' 725 m
Descent: -1,070' -326 m
High: 10,120' 3,084 m
Low: 8,076' 2,462 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Dave Whittaker

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The popular Goose Creek Trail provides access into the southeast portion of the Lost Creek Wilderness.

Dave Whittaker

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked

Family Friendly Low grade, lots of water, rocks, and other fun things for kids to play in and on.

Need to Know

There are lots of backpacking sites, but the area sees heavy use so plan accordingly.

There are horse corrals near the trailhead that are available for public use.

Description

The trail winds north and eventually ends in Wigwam Park. The trail offers primitive camping, fishing in Goose Creek, and spectacular views of formations of red granite.

A popular day hike is to head up the lower Goose Creek Trail to a side trail leading to several historic buildings and the remains of a shaft house dating back to the 1800's.

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Apr 27, 2019
Luke Snow
Backpacked in to refrigerator gulch, overnight out and back. Very pretty camp site. 15mi
Nov 3, 2018
Morgan Reynolds
Aug 11, 2018
Rob Pressly
Jun 9, 2018
Peter Loudermilk
11.2mi
Mar 20, 2018
Courtney P
Dec 15, 2017
Ellie Kelly
Aug 19, 2017
Ashlyn McKesson
Camped at miner's cabins 6mi
Jul 2, 2017
Josh Zapin

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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#327

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