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.
Located 14 miles south of Idaho Springs on CO 103.
(No mileage, just get out and explore.)
Located off of I-70 at Bakerville, Exit 221.
South Chicago Creek
Located approximately 9 miles south of Idaho Springs on CO 103.
Located at Echo Lake Campground near the restrooms on the east side of CO 103.
Silver Dollar Lake
Located 9 miles south of Georgetown on Guanella Pass Road.
Fall River Reservoir:
Located at the bottom of the second switchback on Fall River Road.
Waldorf Road Trail:
Located 2.5 miles south of Georgetown on the right side of Guanella Pass Road.
More Difficult Trails
Located on the north side of I-70 at exit 218
Located next to the Henderson Mine off CO 40. Turn right, just before the guardhouse.
Located on the east side of CO 103, 14 miles past Ponder Point Picnic Area.
Located at the Jones Pass Trailhead. Travel up Jones Pass trail about 0.3 miles and turn left.
Located at Exit 221 off I-70. The road heads south out of the parking lot.
It splits off Stevens Gulch approximately 1 mile from the parking lot. Take the right fork.
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.