New York Creek
A day hike to the Bowman Creek divide or a loop hike along wilderness routes visiting Ptarmigan Lake and Brooklyn Gulch. The New York Creek Trail climbs into an alpine basin framed by pretty but unspectacular peaks, then climbs to the Bowman Creek divide. Adventurous hikers can follow the map and compass route described at the end of this section to visit Ptarmigan Lake in its alpine basin and return via Brooklyn Gulch. This loop trip can be approached as a long day hike or a short overnighter; less ambitious travelers can easily hike to the head of New York Creek in a single day. The wilderness quality of this hike is marred in the lower reaches by extensive development along the aqueduct system that shunts water over the Continental Divide to supply the water needs of Denver.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,230 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately strenuous|
|Season||Early July to mid-October|
|Top Elevation||12,620 ft|
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