Hiking – Upper Straight Creek TH


Hiking – Upper Straight Creek TH

Change Alert! Due to the Triple Bypass Bicycle event on Sat. 7/13, access to A-Basin is restricted due to the closure of Loveland Pass. The trip originally planned "Hike and Tailgate at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area" will be changed to Upper Straight Creek.

  • Sat, Jul 13, 2024
  • Gore Range
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 12,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

Meet at the TH ready to hike at 8:30 AM.

Google Maps shows the TH as Coon Hill TH at this link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/UbydRUp68cCgniSf7

Directions to the TH: If you have questions, contact me! For Day-of-delays, Text me at 719-821-2523.

From EB I-70: 
Follow I-70 EB to West Loop Rd., just before the tunnel on the west side. (7.7 mi from Silverthorne Exit 205)
Exit onto West Loop Rd. (before entering the tunnel)
Follow West Loop Rd. overpass over the tunnel. Continue to parking area on the right of the entrance ramp for I-70 WB. (Also Coon Hill TH)

From WB I-70: 

Immediately after coming through the tunnel (in the RIGHT lane), exit I-70. Watch for the exit sign for truckers to "Check Truck Brakes" and turn right into that area. You should see cars parked in TH parking area. 
If you miss this, you will have to go to Silverthorne, and get back on Eastbound, with instructions above. Google maps will not send you on this truckers' exit for WB instructions, so be ready to exit Right as soon as you come out of the tunnel.

Late trip change due to access limitations at A-Basin. Upper Straight Creek is described on this link: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/straight-creek-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map

Boilerplate: Participants' email addresses may be shared with other participants, and trip images may be shared on Facebook or other media. If you have known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader before the trip. If you have known exposure to a COVID-positive case within 5 days of this trip, do not come. Do not come if you are sick. If applicable, bring money for ride sharing. No pets. 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks.


Upper Straight Creek TH

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Weather layers, of course. Snacks, food and water. Day hike Ten Essentials. Poles helpful. 

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