Deer Creek Trailhead and the Tanglewood Trail

This Trailhead provides a southern access to the Blue Sky (formally Mt Evans) Wilderness. It connects to numerous trails and peaks within the Wilderness.

The TH accesses:

  • Tanglewood Trail #636, which connects with the
    • Whiteside #697
    • Rosalie #603
    • Abyss #602
    • Roosevelt Lakes #56
    • Cub Creek #40, and beyond.

Mountains are readily accessible from this TH include Rosalie, Royal, Rosedale, Spearhead, Tehana, and Bandit.

Deer Creek TH address is 8704-8798 Deer Creek Rd, Bailey, CO 80421, at the end of a dirt road past the USFS Deer Creek Campground.  The spacious parking lot at the TH. 

Alternate title data: 

Pegmatite Points: 9 miles - 2,900 ft elevation gain

From Deer Creek trailhead hike beside lovely Tanglewood Creek, eventually through a stand of bristlecone pines up to the saddle between Pegmatite Points and Mt. Rosalie. From the saddle, explore the points which stretch ~ 1/2 mile northeast along the ridge.

  • Land Manager: U.S. Forest Service
    Mount Blue Sky Wilderness Area (formerly Mount Evans), South Platte Ranger District (PSINF)
  • Parking Permit Required: USFS Permits & Passes
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 15
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 15
8704-8798 Deer Creek Rd, Bailey, CO
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  • Deer Creek TH - Tanglewood Trail
  • Deer Creek TH - Rosalie Trail
  • Deer Creek TH - Pegmatite Points
  • Deer Creek TH - Pegmatite Points & Mt Rosalie

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