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Deep Creek Recreation Area
 
Rugged cliff faceDeep Creek Recreation Area features an unmaintained, primitive trail following the creek. Carved into the White River Plateau, Deep Creek runs through a steep woodland canyon, providing views of fossils, limestone formations and sandstone cliffs. The trail is defined for about the first three miles, but then becomes diffused in many areas of the narrowing canyon. In certain places, it is necessary to travel on the creek bed. With deer, elk, black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, bald eagles and peregrine falcons inhabiting the area, wildlife viewing is excellent. Visitors looking to fish will enjoy catching brook, brown, cut-throat and rainbow trout.

Field Office:  Colorado River Valley

Total Area:  2,380 acres
Elevation Range:  5,900 - 10,000 feet

Activities:
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Fossil viewing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife viewing

 

Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Visitor information
  • Restrooms
  • Roadside and walk-in camping
  • Parking area
  • No paved roads
  • Available in Eagle and Gypsum: lodging, restaurants and shops

Directions:  From Dotsero, travel west on US-6. Turn right onto Colorado River Road/County Road 301 and continue for about two miles. Turn left onto Coffee Pot Road/Deep Creek Road and continue for about two miles. The trail will be on the right.


Additional Information:

About Deep Creek Recreation Area

 

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Trail description