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Spring Creek 4x4 Trail, Colorado

Extremely difficult, but popular hardcore route.

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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 5.3 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Due to its close proximity to Denver, this trail sees very heavy use. In the last few years, many large boulders have been exposed,... more »

Tips:  Don’t even think about taking a stock SUV on this trail. You must have a well-equipped modified vehicle and lots of hardcore driving... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start of Trail

Turn left off Alvarado Road after crossing bridge. Trail starts as a residential road.

2. First Obstacle

This obstacle climbs back to the main trail from a side loop that branches to left at an earlier fork. The obstacle is very steep with large boulders. You can bypass this obstacle by staying to the right at the earlier fork.

3. Second Obstacle

This obstacle is the easiest of the four main obstacles, but it has no bypass. There is a great view here looking down on Interstate 70 towards Georgetown.

4. Third Obstacle

Look left for the steepest and toughest obstacle. Huge boulders shift around so it’s always changing. Examine this route carefully to determine the best line.

5. Fourth Obstacle - The Rock Garden

A long stretch of large boulders through tight trees. You’ll want a good spotter to help you through this section. Watch for engine overheating.

6. Top End of Trail

Trail ends at T intersection with Forest Road 712.2. Easiest and quickest way out is to turn right and connect with Saxon Mountain Road that goes down to Georgetown. There’s a large network of roads in this area. For details, see Saxon Mountain and Cascade Creek trails by FunTreks, both available on EveryTrail Website.