Spring Creek Trail

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The Spring Creek Trail follows Spring Creek through several parks in mid Fort Collins. It currently extends from Spring Canyon park at the southern end of Overland Trail to the confluence of Spring Creek and the Poudre River where it joins the Poudre Trail. The Spring Creek Trail extends through a new underpass of Taft Hill Road. This highly popular trail continues to Spring Canyon Community Park and the Pineridge Natural Area. The Spring Creek Trail is 6.6 miles.

Spring Creek Trail #616

The Spring Creek Trail #616 is actually a remnant of the old Spring Creek Truck Trail that connected Uravan with this section of the plateau.  However the truck trail was re-routed to the south between Burro Creek and Campbell Creek, either due to the degraded condition or disuse of the northern section of the trail between the Spring Creek and Atkinson Creek drainages. Access to the Spring Creek Trailhead can be difficult in wet conditions due to the very steep grade to the trailhead.

Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and OHV less then 50″ in width.
Closest Towns: Grand Junction, CO


Travel south on the Divide Road, FSR #402, for approximately 28.1 miles from the Northern Forest Boundary to its intersection with the Spring Creek Truck Trail, FSR #668.  Turn right (southwest) onto the Spring Creek Truck Trail and travel 2.05 miles down from the Divide Road to a T-intersection.  At this intersection the Spring Creek Trail #616 begins on the right fork heading north towards the Spring Creek and Atkinson Creek drainages.

The easiest access to the Northern Spring Creek Trailhead is to travel 2.75 miles north on the Spring Creek Trail itself from the southern trailhead off the Spring Creek Truck Trail.  However the northern trailhead can also be accessed by taking the Atkinson Bench Trail #623 off the Johnson Basin Road, FSR #425 to its intersection with the Atkinson Trail #624, and then travelling down the Atkinson Trail 2.63 miles to the Spring Creek Northern Trailhead.

Off the Spring Creek Truck Trail, FSR #668.  T. 49N.,  R.  16W.,  Sec.  36.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Windy Point

Off the lower trailhead of the Atkinson Trail #624.  T.  49N.,  R.  16W.,  Sec.  23.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Windy Point.

Spring Creek Trail #116

Forest Trail #116 (Spring Creek Trail) is 0.7 miles long. It begins at Forest Road #536 (Spring Creek Road) and ends at Forest Road #402.9A (Spring Creek Trailhead Road). Forest Trail #116 is open for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycle trail riding, ATV trail riding \& off-highway vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide.

Open Season: June
Restrictions: Off-Highway Vehicles wider that 50 inches are not allowed
Closest Towns: Montrose, CO


  • Trail Measurement: 6.6 Miles and 11.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 374032N
  • Compass Longitude: 1081233W
  • Numeric Latitude: 37.6755496
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.2092463
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,591 to 2,621
  • Elevation in Feet: 8,500 to 8,600

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  • Trail Measurement
    6.6 Miles and 11.3 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
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  • Elevation in Feet
    8,500 to 8,600
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,591 to 2,621
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