Silver Creek Wagon Trail

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  2.8 from 5 votes
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Rank: #27 in the Central Rockies area
#940 in CO, #8,218 Overall
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Jul 9 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Georgetown,
“An old wagon trail that has over grown into great singletrack with beautiful views of the valley.”
Jim Moss on Jul 6, 2014
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6.09.6 milesKilometers 496’151 m Ascent 9,012’2,747 m High 4% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -924’-282 m Descent 8,154’2,485 m Low 30% Max Grade (17°)
1:45 average time for 9.9 miles. Details

This is an easy, scenic trail with a few technical spots that can be walked. The trail runs between Georgetown to Dumont. There is exposure the entire route so watch for trees and rocks that may move you toward the edge. After a rain the edges of the trail are softer and more prone to give way. The route provides a view of Alvarado Cemetery graveyard and the remains of the Silver Creek Town site.

I-70 Georgetown Exit #228, Park in Historic Downtown Georgetown, on your bike go south on 6th Street to its end at the Energy Museum, make a left then a right onto Biddle Street, at Main Street make a left heading east, take Main to Saxon Mountain Road, follow this to the last house and enter what appears to be a driveway, this is the start of the trailhead.

The final 1.5 miles is a difficult but broad jeep trail. Skill in riding over moving rocks and boulders is helpful here.

Upon exiting the jeep trail you can return to Georgetown by riding Alvarado Road which has a wide bike path.

You can make the ride an out and back or you can loop on the road.

There are several easy sections, but even on the easy sections you have to be vigilant. Due to the fall hazard, the harder sections are walked by most people. Some sections are screaming easy as long as you dont go off the side. Most are difficult.
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PHOTOS of Silver Creek Wagon Trail
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Trail looking West, I-70 can be seen in the upper right of the photos (Georgetown, CO)
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The large slab in the picture pinches the trail to about 18" so you may ... (Georgetown, CO)
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Looking north towards the Empire exit off I-70 (Georgetown, CO)
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Overlooking Easter Seal camp and I-70 exit to Empire (Georgetown, CO)
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Solid trail looking North East but exposure is constant (Georgetown, CO)
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Over looking Georgetown lake (Georgetown, CO)
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Trail looking SW towards Easter Seal Camp at Empire exit off I-70 (Georgetown, CO)
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