The Rock Creek Trailhead provides access to the Colorado Trail and the Ben Tyler Trail inside of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area. The Colorado Trail goes from Denver down to Durango including 483 miles that stretch through six national forests, six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and penetrates eight of the state’s mountain ranges. What makes the Colorado Trail unique is that it was developed with the efforts of thousands of volunteers, all interested in the conservation and recreational exploration of Colorado’s stunning mountainous areas. The U.S. Forest Service, along with The Colorado Trail Foundation, administers and maintains the Colorado Trail. There are a total of 28 segments.
From Jefferson travel north on Highway 285 to County Road 56. Turn right and travel about six miles to Forest Road 133 and turn left. Stay on this high clearance road until it intersects with the Colorado Trail; a parking area and signage denote the trailhead.