Page Type Page Type: Trailhead
Location Lat/Lon: 40.23580°N / 105.5418°W
Additional Information Elevation: 8700 ft / 2652 m


This seldom-used trailhead, also known as "Horse Creek Trailhead", is not far from the Longs Peak crowds provides access to several small but appealing peaks just to the north of the popular Wild Basin. You can also reach the prominent Meeker Ridge route on 13,911 foot Mount Meeker from here.

If you are looking for some solitude this is an area to consider.

Driving Directions

Directions courtesy of SP Member miztflip:

From Estes Park drive south on Hwy 7 for about 12 miles to Meeker Park. The now closed Meeker Park Lodge is here and your road, Boulder County Road 113N, is directly across the highway from the Lodge. Do not confuse 113N with 113S which is very nearby. A sign that reads Deadend is also here but don't worry, this is the right road. Follow this obvious dirt road for just under a mile to a sign reading trail on the right side of the road. There is parking for about three cars on the left side of the road. Please respect the private property in the area.

And thanks to SP Member Kruck for this addendum:

Be advised that the road may not receive much if any winter maintenance, especially after storms. Given the narrow width of the road, do not push a passenger car beyond its limits to turn around when dealing with a foot or more of snow.

External Links

Maps of Estes Park showing access roads to Rocky Mountain National Park.