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Canyon Creek (Keyser Creek) Trail
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Highlights: The trail follows the east Canyon Creek and Keyser Creek up to the Flat Tops. This canyon is narrow and has steep sided cliffs. It is forested with spruce-fir and aspen trees. The area offers a beautiful mountain setting with limestone cliffs and forested slopes that provide outstanding sightseeing and wildlife-watching opportunities. Use is limited to hiking and horseback riding. The trail goes approximately 3 miles to the National Forest boundary, then continues for about 2 miles to Blue Lake and then to the Monument Lake area. Warning! The trail is rocky and steep. Creek crossing may be impassable in the spring. 

Type of use: Use is limited to hiking and horseback riding. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Access: From I-70, take the Canyon Creek Road exit. Travel north about 2 miles and turn right up East Canyon Creek. The pavement ends 2 miles up and the road becomes rough and narrow. The trailhead is near the crossing over East Canyon Creek. Access across private land on a narrow easement the first 0.5 miles. Please stay on the trail.

Facilities: Limited parking (1 or 2 passenger vehicles) along county road. Trailer parking is at the switchback before the cattle guard approximately 3 miles up the county road.