Near Gypsum, Colorado
Cross Creek #1855 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Cross Creek trail begins at Ute - DeepTrail #2031 and ends at Sweetwater Trail #1854. Hike the Ute Trail #2031 for about 1/4 mile and turn right onto this trail, which runs parallel to Sweetwater Canyon and quickly drops down into a lush aspen forest in the first 1/2 mile and crosses Lake Creek, before a steep sagebrush and scrub oak hill. As the trail enters a large wet meadow, it becomes faint, but continues again straight across near an aspen grove. From this point on the trail is fairly level passing through spruce/ fir forests with some aspen. After crossing the Dry Sweetwater Creek the trail ends connecting onto Sweetwater Trail #1854 which can be utilized to return back to the Sweetwater Lake area, about 2 miles northwest of Sweetwater Campground. Early summer is the best time to find excellent displays of lupine, white and purple peavine, flax, sulfur flowers, wild geraniums, locoweed and scarlet gilia.
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