Take a stroll up the Grizzly Creek Canyon from a rest stop directly off I-70 for a quick escape along a tributary to the Colorado River.

Take exit 121 off Interstate 70 (a rest stop exit), and follow signs to a secondary parking lot near Grizzly Creek.

This is a great addition to the nearby Hanging Lake & Spouting Rock hikes just 4 miles East on I-70. Because these two are so popular, Grizzly Creek is a great, not very well known alternative, if you can't make it on the other hikes!

Being an out-and-back route, choose the length of hike you want, and pack a lunch to enjoy at one of the many picnic areas or benches along the trail. During Spring runoff the creek is extremely powerful, so be careful near the banks.

Pack List

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunblock
  • Hat/ sunglasses
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RT Distance 7.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 1900 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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