Jim Creek Trail

#40 of 106 trails in Arapaho National Forest
Jim Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 1164 feet Out & Back
kid friendly birding hiking snowshoeing trail running walking cross country skiing forest views wild flowers snow
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Matthew Carlson
9 months ago

14 Completed7 Reviews

Good for family hiking

Nick Magliaro
9 months ago

26 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
9 months ago

15 Completed1 Reviews

A really nice out and back, wooded trail

DeWayne Hansen
1 year ago

138 Completed121 Reviews

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

Jaime Caldwell
1 year ago

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 years ago

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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

5 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.