First Creek Cabin Trail

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2.4 km
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146 m
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The First Creek Cabin Trail is a hidden gem along the Berthoud Pass. Hike through the spruce forest up to the historic ski cabin nestled amongst the snow-capped peaks. Featuring a babbling creek, towering pine trees and a charming ski cabin, this adventure is wonderfully scenic and perfect for the whole family.

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Route Description for First Creek Cabin Trail

The Cabin Creek Trail is a lovely, forested excursion along the Berthoud Pass. This versatile trail attracts all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts and can be used year-round. Hike, cross country ski or snowshoe up to the historic cabin. If you do venture this trail, ensure to practice no trace principles and stay on the marked path to safeguard the fragile environment!

Embark on your adventure up to the cabin from the trailhead off Highway 40. Track west on the First Creek Cabin Trail. This path will guide you along the curves of First Creek and under dense forest shade. Trek the woodland path and it will eventually divert you away from the babbling creek as you near the cabin. Enjoy the towering spruce trees as you hike. Travel up the path and it will guide you to the cabin.

Explore the historic ski cabin and notice the Front Range vistas peeking through the trees. When you are ready, retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

Getting to the First Creek Cabin Trail Trailhead

The Cabin Creek Trail is off Highway 40 along the Berthoud Pass.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Backcountry Camping, restrictions apply.

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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