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Rolling Creek Trail #663

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 4.3 (8)

This is a challenging trail that can be combined with others to make interesting loops.


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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

Point to Point

10,643' 3,244 m

High

8,241' 2,512 m

Low

2,475' 754 m

Up

1,132' 345 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Wildlife

Wilderness restrictions apply. Although open year-round, access during the winter may be limited due to snow. There is a self-issuing permit system at the trailhead that backpackers and hikers are mandated to fill out.

Description

The first three miles of the trail are straightforward and easy, with slightly undulating topography and minor, small stream crossings. Just after crossing the much larger Rolling Creek, the Wilderness boundary is reached. After mile three, however, a steep climb up the Rolling Creek drainage awaits. As you climb you'll find yourself in a relatively tight canyon-like environment that is not recommended for horses or other stock.

As you near near the end of the climb, the views open to The Castle and other stunning granite features that are common in the Lost Creek Wilderness. After reaching the high point of the trail, descend into the Wigwam drainage and the trail terminates at the Wigwam Trail #609.

Contacts

Shared By:

Luke Snow

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

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  4.3 from 8 votes
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Just before I lost the trail, about 3.5 miles in.
Apr 23, 2019 near Bailey, CO
Oh deer!
Apr 23, 2019 near Pine, CO

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Oct 16, 2021
Matt Culpepper
To Wigwam Park-West (Camp 2) and Peak 10926. 3 day total: (20.4/5200) 20.4mi
Jun 1, 2021
Keaton Schifer
Jul 2, 2020
Emily Abernathy
Jun 12, 2020
Rob Pressly
May 18, 2019
Tomas Scuseria
had to turn around due to deep snow at ~9800ft. cool granite formations along the way
Apr 14, 2019
Patrick Riedel
Lost trail in deep snow about 3.5 miles in. 6.8mi — 4h 46m