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Brush Creek Trail

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 162' 49 m
Descent: -143' -43 m
High: 9,086' 2,769 m
Low: 8,935' 2,724 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Easy trail with lots of wildflowers

Michael Hunt

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Pet friendly and fairly flat.

Need to Know

Parking is free and a portable toilet is in the parking lot.

This trail appears as the "East River Trail" on COTREX.

Description

Trail starts in gravel parking lot off Brush Creek Road (738). It is mostly flat at the beginning and it has a gradual descent and ends next to the river. The trip back is very easy as well. The scenery is amazing and the flowers are magnificent. If you are looking for an easy hike with lots of scenery, this is a must.

Flora & Fauna

Wide variety of wildflowers. You may encounter some mosquitoes, so bring spray.

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View of East River from Trail
Aug 14, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Cascade
Aug 14, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Flower Garden
Aug 14, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Hillside Flowers
Aug 14, 2019 near Crested…, CO
End of the Trail
Aug 14, 2019 near Crested…, CO

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