Straight Creek Trail

Countie(s) trail is located in: Douglas
Trail Type(s): ATV/ORV/OHV <> Cross Country Skiing <> Hiking <> Mountain Biking <> Snowshoe
Trail Measurement: 5.4 Miles
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Straight Creek Trail #48

The trail parallels I-70 the entire way up to Eisenhower Tunnel and is an old double-track road. It will cross Straight Creek a few times as you climb gradually up the valley through a lodgepole pine forest. Straight Creek runs down from the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel along I-70 and into the Blue River in Silverthorne. It is the main water supply for the town of Dillon.

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Open to ATV and motorcycles, no full-size vehicles.
Closest Towns: Dillon, CO
Information Center: Dillon Ranger District; 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel south on HWY 6 toward Dillon. In approximately 1.2 miles turn left at the traffic intersection of Hwy 6 and Evergreen Raod. Then make an immediate right onto County Road 51 and follow this for approx. 1.7 miles until it ends at a gate and the trailhead parking area.

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  • Compass Latitude: 430524N
  • Compass Longitude: 1225027W
  • Numeric Latitude: 43.0901199
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-122.8408853
  • Elevation in Feet: 9,314 – 12,777
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,839 – 3,894
  • Trail Measurement: 5.4 Miles

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