Meadow Creek Trail
You have a choice of two hikes at this trailhead: a short, pleasant hike to Lily Pad Lakes or an all-day, strenuous hike into the Eagles Nest Wilderness to Eccles Pass. Both hikes are particularly enjoyable in September when aspen are turning to their spectacular gold color. The Eccles Pass destination is in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, so your dog must be on leash. This also means that bicyclists are not permitted on the trail, since wilderness trails are restricted to hikers and equestrians. As you begin hiking on Meadow Creek Trail, you will almost immediately cross Meadow Creek, where you can let your pet enjoy the water. Take this trail for 0.8 mile to a fork. If Lily Pad Lakes are your destination, turn right and continue for another 0.5 mile to the larger lake. A smaller lake lies to the north. The views are very pretty from the lake toward Dillon Reservoir and the upper Blue River valley. Return the way you came.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,700 ft|
|Season||Best June to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,100 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,900 ft|
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