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Old 07-06-2005, 10:47 AM
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A few of us from a Jeep club in IL are comming out to Idaho Springs next week (10th-15th). Just looking for some trails and advise on where to go from there. Anybody else going to be in the area that week? Last year we did Holy Cross, Wheeler lake, and several others S. of I-70 and had a blast!
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:27 AM
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There are a whole bunch of trails in that area. Cascade, Fall Resivor, Chinns Lake. Haven't ran it yet but want to, start in Georgethown and come down in Idaho Springs. Can't remember what the names of the trail you start on in Georgetown.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:02 PM
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There are many trails there. My suggestion would be to search the database under Clear Creek and Gilpin county. Click above on
There is a nice loop from Idaho Springs to Georgetown. Not really a hard trail, but fun.

Also there are tow books that I find useful. Colorados Guide to back country road (?) by Charles Wells and 4WD Adventures.

Keep in mind that some of the higher elevation trails in this area are probably still snowed in.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:26 PM
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Sounds like you've ran some of the best! Spring Creek would be a good one to hit up.....Wheeler Lake rocks, but you've ran that....Bill Moore Lake, not tough, but very scenic. Red Elephant Hill.....etc.etc.etc.......I would recommend Spring Creek though!
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the info; I found some maps of the trails mentioned so we should be in good shape. Might also try Jenny Creek if it's open too. Grizzly lake looks pretty cool, but a long ways away?
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:29 AM
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Grizzly is probably around 2.5 hrs from Idaho Springs. If you're going down that way, you have trails like Chinamans, Iron Chest... Chaffee County is full of good trails.

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Old 07-18-2005, 09:37 AM
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The trail from Georgetown to Idaho Springs is "OH my God road". Used more like a shortcut between towns. Was real "washboard" last time I drove it........1998.
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it's like a flat highway now.

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:44 AM
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I'd also reccomend Bill Moore Lake and the Empire area. The trailhead is only about 15 mins from Idaho Springs and is pretty scenic. If you want to drive a little bit, head over to Red Cone via Georgetown/Guanella Pass to hwy 285, then to west 15 mins to Red Cone. After Red Cone, you can run back Radical Hill then behind Breckenridge (the above timberline trails are your options.) They aren't always that technical, but VERY beautiful in terms of views.
Have fun!
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:21 PM
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The trail from Georgetown to Idaho Springs is "OH my God road". Used more like a shortcut between towns. Was real "washboard" last time I drove it........1998.
OMG Road is between Idaho Springs and Central City. Saxon Mountain climbs from Georgetown to the top of the mountain and accesses a network of trails: Spring Creek, Cascade Creek, Lamartine, etc. Some pics from a couple of weeks ago:

https://picasaweb.google.com/alstine...nMountain61911
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