New York Creek Trail
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New York Creek Trail

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New York Creek Trail

New York Creek Trail

Distance: 7.8mi
Elevation: 2,300ft
Time: 4-6h

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The New York Creek Hike is a stunning adventure through Colorado’s high country. Featuring lush woodlands, expansive meadows, and mountain views from the creekside, this trek is anything but dull. If you are seeking a more secluded adventure, then this trail is the perfect option, so lace-up your hiking boots and let’s go!

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Getting there

The New York Creek Trail departs from the trailhead off Lincoln Creek Road.

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Backcountry Campground


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Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Out and back

New York Creek Trail
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New York Creek Trail Description

Secluded and impressively scenic, we selfishly hope the New York Creek Trail remains a hidden gem. With awe-inspiring scenery and the perfect amount of technicality, this hike presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the alpine terrain without having to over-exhaust yourself. There are several stream crossings along this excursion, so make sure you are wearing water-resistant shoes and be ready to do some balancing! When trekking in the late fall we suggest packing a pair of microspikes as sections of the trek may be icy!

Embark on your journey along the New York Creek Trail from the NY Creek Trailhead. From here, head southwest along the trail, intersecting with a few streams. Soon after your departure from the trailhead you will meet an intersection. Keep right here and continue ascending the NY Creek Trail, weaving through meadowlands and pine forests. Enjoy the sounds of the gurgling waters as you make your way further into the wilderness.

Now hiking in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, you will eventually meet the path’s end atop a pass. Revel in the sweeping vistas of the encompassing snow-dusted peaks and notice New York Peak in the north. Admire the scenery, and when you are ready, retrace your footing along the route back to the trailhead.



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