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The trail leads up Ute Creek and eventually onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It intersects the Oyster Lake Trail just past Oyster Lake.

After leaving the trailhead, you follow the road for 1/2 mile through the Ute Creek summer home group to the start of the trail. You follow Ute Creek for 4 1/2 miles to the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary; the aspen changes to Engelmann spruce and alpine-fir, broken by grassy openings with Ute Creek flowing peacefully through the meadows. The Ute Creek Fire of 1994 burned the trees along several miles of trail. Be extremely careful around standing dead trees. Two miles into the Wilderness you reach the Flat Tops Plateau. The trail continues through this same spruce-fir forest for another mile before breaking into open parks for the remaining 2 miles to Oyster Lake and the Oyster Lake Trail, 10 miles from the trailhead.

Directions: From Meeker, Ute Creek Trial is located 31 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 28 miles; turn right, cross the bridge and turn right on the Marvine Creek Road (County Road 12) for 1 mile to the Ute Creek Road (County Road 119). Follow this road 1 mile taking the left fork up Ute Creek to the Ute Creek Trailhead.

Elevation: 7,500 feet

Ending Elevation: 10,500 feet

Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet

Distance: 10 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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White River National Forest, Colorado


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