Snowshoe Trails

A Whole New Perspective in A Winter Wonderland

Explore Clear Creek County

We have so many snowshoeing trails, it’s hard to know where to start. Here’s a list of our favorite trails, with information on difficulty, length, trip type and directions.

Beginner Trails

Echo Lake

Located 14 miles south of Idaho Springs on CO 103.

(No mileage, just get out and explore.)

Bakerville-Loveland Trail

Located off of I-70 at Bakerville, Exit 221.

(5 miles)

South Chicago Creek

Located approximately 9 miles south of Idaho Springs on CO 103.

(2 miles)

Moderate Trails

Resthouse Meadows

Located at Echo Lake Campground near the restrooms on the east side of CO 103.
(5 miles)

Silver Dollar Lake

Located 9 miles south of Georgetown on Guanella Pass Road.
(3 miles)

Fall River Reservoir:

Located at the bottom of the second switchback on Fall River Road.

(3 miles)

Waldorf Road Trail:

Located 2.5 miles south of Georgetown on the right side of Guanella Pass Road.

(5.5 miles)

More Difficult Trails

Herman Gulch:

Located on the north side of I-70 at exit 218

(2.7 miles)

Jones Pass:

Located next to the Henderson Mine off CO 40. Turn right, just before the guardhouse.

(5 miles)

Devil’s Canyon:

Located on the east side of CO 103, 14 miles past Ponder Point Picnic Area.

(3 miles)

Winter Hiking in Clear Creek County Colorado

Most Difficult

Butler Gulch:

Located at the Jones Pass Trailhead. Travel up Jones Pass trail about 0.3 miles and turn left.

(2 miles)

Stevens Gulch:

Located at Exit 221 off I-70. The road heads south out of the parking lot.

(5 miles)

Grizzly Gulch:

It splits off Stevens Gulch approximately 1 mile from the parking lot. Take the right fork.

(4 miles)

For additional information on the trails, you may want to purchase a specific map for the area that you are going to explore. These maps can be obtained at the Clear Creek Ranger District Office, located at Exit 240 on I-70. As with every snow-related activity outside ski area boundaries, be acutely aware of avalanche danger and approaching storms. To obtain the most up-to-date information, call 303-275-5360 or 303-567-2901 before you go.