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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

North Rock Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,700 Feet (841.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,700 Feet (3647.1 Meters)
Trail Number: 701
Usage: Light Except during hunting season.
USGS Maps: Jasper, Greenie Mountain

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General Description

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This trail is lightly used during most of the season. During hunting season the usage is greatly increased. Suitable camping areas can be found along the trail. When the top is reached, some beautiful views of the surrounding area may be enjoyed. North Rock Creek Trail leaves Rock Creek Road just past the entrance of Rock Creek Campground. A closed road passes through Camp Val Verde. The road turns into a jeep road for about 1/4 mile, then the actual trail begins.

The trail proceeds northeast to the north fork of Rock Creek, then turns to the west and follows the north fork of Rock Creek to to the Dry Creek Stock Driveway. Dry Creek Stock Driveway provides access to other trails, including the South Rock Creek Trail (Forest Development Trail 702) and Silver Mountain (Forest Trail 704).

Directions from Monte Vista: Travel south from Monte Vista on Highway 15 (Gunbarrel Road), for 2 miles. Turn west on Rock Creek Road, (County Road 2), and drive 14 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Along the trail
ICON Hiking & Walking North Rock Creek Trail
ICON Hunting High usage
ICON Mountain Biking This trail is lightly used during most of the season
ICON Viewing Scenery Beautiful views from the top

Related Activities
Dry Creek Trail - The trail starts in the low country and climbs steadily towards Bennett Mountain. The views are incredible and other trails and roads connect, which give enthusiasts many opportunities to make a loop trip.

Middle Frisco Trail - This trail is very popular with horsemen during the big game hunting season. The trail starts in a mixed conifer/aspen stand and continues south along the Middle Frisco Creek until you reach Frisco Lakes.

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Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038


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