Troublesome Creek Trail

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Troublesome Pass Trailhead

Designated trailhead with access to trails into Troublesome Basin roadless areas. Access to Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. There is plenty of parking at the Bill Miller Trailhead for horse trailers. The Troublesome Creek Trail is one of the most popular trails for horse users as well as hikers. The trail follows the East Fork of the Troublesome, providing good fishing and camping. This trail provides access to most of the trails in the area.  This trail lies within the Troublesome Area. Motorized use on any trail in the area is prohibited. There may also be confusion due to the many game trails made by cattle grazing in the area.  No developed facilities. Setting is at interface of sagebrush/aspen/conifer forest area. Timberline is at approximately 10,500 feet elevation.

This area is managed by the Parks Ranger District.

Fees Free
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Seasonal restrictions to protect big game habitat effectiveness, prevent damage to soils, or allow big game retrieval affect motorized use on many roads and trails in this area. See MVUM or contact District for more information.
Closest Towns: Walden, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

Directions: From Walden. Drive south on Hwy 125 passing through the small town of Rand. Approximately 4 miles past Rand turn right on Forest Road 106. Drive approximately 6 miles to the intersection of Forest Road 106 and 715. Take the left hand fork following the 106 Road approximately 6 miles to the intersection of roads 106 and 730. Go approximately 0.3 miles west on road 730, then turn back east on a unmaintained road. Follow the road east, then curving south and uphill for approximately one mile to the Troublesome Pass Trailhead. This road can be extremely rough, extremely slippery, and require high clearance 4WD with considerable nerve under many conditions.


  • Trail Measurement: 13.5 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 401530N
  • Compass Longitude: 1061044W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.2583178
  • Numeric Longitude: -106.178914
  • Elevation in Meters: 2530 to 2835
  • Elevation in Feet: 8300 to 9300

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    13.5 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
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  • Elevation in Feet
    8300 to 9300
  • Elevation in Meters
    2530 to 2835
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