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Gore Range trailhead on Willowbrook Rd, Silverthorne?

Postby tdkehoe » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:58 am

Is there a trail along Willow Creek from Willowbrook Rd in Silverthorne to the Gore Range Trail? Google Earth shows a parking lot at 717 Willowbrook Rd with 13 parking spaces, 60 feet from the National Forest boundary and 375 feet from where North, Middle, and South Willow Creek conjoin.

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This is a mile from the Gore Range Trail. If there's a trail there it would save three miles of hiking from the Royal Red Bird trailhead.
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Re: Gore Range trailhead on Willowbrook Rd, Silverthorne?

Postby Monster5 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:44 pm

If I remember correctly, day use TH only. We dropped packs and parked down the road rather than start from Mesa Cortina(?). I believe you can park at Bighorn Circle (72 hr limit) 1/2 mi away.

There are a few early forks in the trail to look out for, depending on your destination. A partner described the forks here:
http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12553

Quick search also shows directions here (haven't checked for consistency):
https://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35596
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Re: Gore Range trailhead on Willowbrook Rd, Silverthorne?

Postby chicagotransplant » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:10 pm

I did some trail work out of Willowbrook last year, yes, it is still day use parking only. ROG sheet from the ranger district:

http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com/trails/Willow_Creek_TS.pdf
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