Hiking The Pitkin Creek Trail

The 66th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Northeast of Vail, the Pitkin Creek Trail is roughly a 5 mile hiking route up to Pitkin Lake.

The Pitkin Creek Trailhead is located just east of Vail off Bighorn Road.

Overall, Pitkin Creek Trail is the 66th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado.

Pitkin Creek Trail Near Vail (CO/US)

Pitkin Creek Trail Near Vail (CO/US)

Pitkin Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (303) 827-5715; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Vail Tourism (970) 479-1394.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Park Meadows Lodge w/ hot tub (970) 476-5598; Black Bear Inn (970) 476-1304

Luxury Loding:  Sonnenalp Resort (800) 654-8312; Cordillera (800) 87RELAX; Vail Cascade Resort (800) 420-2424

Breakfast Restaurant:  Daily Grind, Vail

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver

GPS:  39.643, -106.303

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  3/24/2018

ID:  20927

Pitkin Creek Trail Hiking Map


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