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Silver Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (11)

A ridge/ledge hike on Saxon Mountain which you may have all to yourself.


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

Point to Point

9,036' 2,754 m

High

8,588' 2,618 m

Low

495' 151 m

Up

64' 19 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

To get there: Take Main to Saxon Mountain Road, and follow this to the last house and enter what appears to be a driveway. This is the start of the trailhead.

The trail: This is an easy, scenic trail with constant views. The route provides a view of Alvarado Cemetery graveyard and the remains of the Silver Creek Town site. It is all singletrack and see very light use so you may have the trail all to yourself.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Gravina with improvements by Michael Rodgers

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 11 votes

#9

in Georgetown

#7860

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  4.0 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#9

in Georgetown

#638

in Colorado

#7,860

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Photos

Looking north towards the Empire exit off I-70
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Silver Creek Wagon Trail
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Trail looking SW towards Easter Seal Camp at Empire exit off I-70
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Looking back Southwest
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Solid trail looking North East but exposure is constant
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO
Silver Creek Wagon Trail
Jul 17, 2019 near Georgetown, CO

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Sep 29, 2020
Josh M
Apr 11, 2020
Katie W
At 8:40a needed YakTrax. Had them in backpack. Took out when hiker leaving trail told me I didn't need them. Got snobby when I said I wasn't from here
Jul 6, 2019
Julie Lindstrom
Loved this trail. It has remnants of a old road and sweeping views. You can finish off with an easy walk around the lake. 4.5mi
Jun 13, 2019
Albus Dumbledore
9mi
Oct 27, 2018
Mason Thaxton
Took Tiberius for the first hike. Very bushy tailed on the trail.
Jul 22, 2018
Mark Gueswell
May 28, 2018
Victor Ortega
May 13, 2018
Alexis Tobolik
Beautiful views, easy hike, very rocky so bring good shoes! 1.7mi