Service Creek Trail
The north end of the Gore Range, also known as the Park Range, does not draw as many hikers as the mountain ranges easily accessible either by Interstate 70 or by U.S. Highway 285, the two corridors into the Rocky Mountains from metropolitan Denver. Thus, this area remains isolated and primitive with old logging flumes and homesteaders’ cabins and trails that bear names with historical references. Service Creek, for example, is called Sarvis Creek on old maps. This name derives from the Sarvis Timber Company that logged this area in the years around 1910. Service Creek Trail follows Service Creek as it rushes past to empty into the Yampa River. The trail, on the other hand, winds leisurely through dense forests and past relics of logging activity. Since the trail never leaves the creek, numerous opportunities exist for your dog to get wet and hydrate during this long hike.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Steamboat Springs|
|Elevation Gain||2,400 ft|
|Season||Best July to August|
|Trailhead Elevation||7,000 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,400 ft|
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