Jim Creek

#39 of 146 trails in Arapaho National Forest
Jim Creek is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Winter Park, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing and is accessible from December until February.

5.3 miles 944 feet Out & Back
hiking snowshoeing cross country skiing
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Matthew Carlson

14 Completed7 Reviews

Good for family hiking

Nick Magliaro

24 Completed2 Reviews

This was a fun little hike. I was intending to make it to Heart Lake but the terrain got to be a bit too challenging for my dog once we approached treeline. The trail does sort of disappear once you get towards the top but following the creek is all you need to do. I was charged and chased by a moose cow towards the bottom after getting a little too close for a picture. Scary end to the day but lesson learned!

Jeanette Sander

15 Completed1 Reviews

A really nice out and back, wooded trail

DeWayne Hansen

132 Completed125 Reviews

Snowshoe in the winter and hiked this trail in the summer.Nov 11 ,2002

Jaime Caldwell

1 Completed1 Reviews

Was pretty true to hikers only, but there were a lot of people on the trail. Because it is out and back it was crowded. Moderate due to walking uphill and difficult terrain but overall not too difficult.

Chuck Kuehn

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike brought children 7 yrs old to 14 yrs old. 6 children total went to waterfall approximately 4 miles up. Great views mixture of conditions. A lot of water crossings will highly recommend

Amber Hinson

22 Completed10 Reviews

Nice trail. Not too steep, not too easy. Took my dogs and they loved it because of the water and they could be off leash. I was only able to go 2 miles out before the trail got muddy and hard to follow so my trip was 4 miles total. Will check this trail out in the winter for snowshoeing!

Kent Crews

4 Completed1 Reviews

This is a pleasant out and back following Jim Creek. Good views, not steep, and a nice little cascade at 2 miles. My kids enjoyed it.