A small bulletin board with signing and a map dispenser and a trail registration box marks the beginning of this trail. It is a groomed ski trail approximately 3 1/2 miles long. It is a loop route intermittently marked with blue diamond trail markers. The trail is groomed and maintained for your use and enjoyment by the Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club of Creede, Colorado.
Beginner and intermediate skill levels are needed to negotiate the trail. While the Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club tries to keep the trail "set" and groomed, it sometimes is unable to always have it set and groomed. Check at the Creede District Office to obtain current information on trail, snow, or access conditions or call (719)658-2556.
Approximately 1/4 of the ski trail is level terrain, 1/2+ is uphill and 1/4 is downhill. The trail begins at an elevation of 9,280 feet, with the highest elevation along the trail at 9,760 feet, a change of 480 feet in a distance of less than 2 miles.
The track is easy to follow, offers a peaceful winter setting, beautiful scenery, and an opportunity for an enjoyable winter outing.
Directions from Creede: Travel southwest from Creede on Colorado Highway 149 for approximately 6 miles to its junction with Middle Creek Road 523 by Marshall Park Campground. Turn south on Middle Creek Road 523 and travel approximately 4 miles to its junction with Lime Creek Road 528. Bear left onto Lime Creek Road to the Lime Creek cross-country Ski Trail Trailhead. A small bulletin board with signing and a map dispenser box along with a trail registration box marks the beginning of the trail.
Normal Winter Season:
Winter through Spring .