Creek Cross Country Skiing

The 43rd most popular XC Ski in Colorado.

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East of Gunnision near Ohio City, the Quartz Creek System consists of three cross country ski trails.

The Gold Creek area is a deep, rocky canyon north of Ohio City. There are several backcountry trails in the area through regions of moderate avalanche hazard.

To reach Pitkin from Gunnison, head east on US50 to Parlin. Turn left heading north on CR76 to Ohio City.

Overall, Creek is the 43rd most popular cross country ski area of all 58 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Creek including Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, Pitkin, Mill Creek Nordic Ski Trails and Waunita.

Creek Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Gunnison Visitors (800) 274-7580; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails Colorado" from Andy Lightbody

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hylander Inn (970) 641-0700

Luxury Loding:  Mary Lawrence Inn (970) 641-3343

Breakfast Restaurant:  Steaming Bean; W Cafe; Firebrand

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.6113, -106.4998

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  4/4/2018

ID:  13667

Creek Cross Country Skiing Map