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Goose Creek Trail #612

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


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

Point to Point

10,120' 3,084 m

High

8,076' 2,462 m

Low

2,377' 725 m

Up

1,070' 326 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Whittaker

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 13 votes

#607

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Photos

A small outcropping gives an incredible view of the unique rock formations of the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Apr 24, 2017 near Pine, CO
Picture from the tent in a perfect camp spot in Reservoir Gulch.
Apr 24, 2017 near Bailey, CO
Goose Creek crossing
Sep 6, 2018 near Pine, CO
More unique rock formations that can be seen from the Goose Creek Trail.
Apr 24, 2017 near Pine, CO
Goose Creek flowing through a meadow.
Apr 24, 2017 near Pine, CO
A large beaver pond provides pleasant scenery along the Wigwam Trail #609.
May 28, 2017 near Bailey, CO

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Check-Ins

Jan 23, 2021
Brandon Hussey
Iley Riley and Hussey. Mccurdy park 6.7mi — 2h 55m
Jul 3, 2020
Matt Culpepper
Overnight to the Shaft House campsite and through the rock pass and down to the Goose/Lost Creek confluence. (10/700) 10mi
Jun 26, 2020
B I
Jun 11, 2020
Arianna Juliette
Backpacking on this trail through Saturday, June 12 5mi — 11h 36m
May 23, 2020
Matt Culpepper
To Shaft House meadows and back to overnight camp 6mi — 4h 30m
May 22, 2020
Dave Beckel
9.7mi
May 21, 2020
Mark Andersen
partial trail 4.5mi — 1h 31m
May 3, 2020
Erin Andersen
Partial trail, includes a lunch stop 4.6mi — 1h 50m