Dogs must be leashed at all times, on a leash no longer than 6'. Starting at the intersection of UT-12E and UT 63 (the highway intersection north of the main gate at Bryce NP) travel west 3 miles until you come to a gravel road marked East Fork. Follow the gravel road .6 miles to the Meadow Creek Trailhead and parking area. Click to rate this hike! The trail rolls gently past two ponds (5.75 miles : 11,568' - 6.0 miles : 11,448'), then tilts up for a short but steep push to Red Buffalo Pass (6.6 miles : 11,742'). Dogs are also able to use this trail. The recommended route into Mineral Gulch is via a tributary called Meadow Creek. Meadow Creek Ridge community is opening two new phases! Comments. Supervisor's Office (801) 999-2103 857 West South Jordan Parkway South Jordan, UT 84095 Mon-Fri:8:00am - 4:30pm. Campfires are not permitted above or within .25 miles (440 yards) of treeline, or within 100' of any lake or stream in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. Wildflowers peak in late July on this route, and are one of the best collections in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Dispersed backcountry camping is permitted in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. To stay on course, head northwest over the pond and look for cairns. Ideal camping terrain can be found three miles from Meadow Creek Trailhead all the way to Red Buffalo Pass. The pond is stocked by the Division of Wildlife resources. Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County, Fredonia Gulch Trail to Hoosier Ridge - Red Mountain, +2,760' net elevation gain (+2,921' total roundtrip elevation gain), "Continuous snow started about 2.5 miles in and at about 10,300 - 10,500'. The 3,271 sq. Eccles Pass straddles a high, divisive ridge between the Meadow Creek drainage (south), and South Willow Creek drainage (north). There are many many fishing, hiking, exploring, and other recreation opportunities in the area. The Meadow Creek and Gore Range Trail provide a longer but arguably less challenging route to Red Buffalo Pass (compared to starting from the Buffalo Mountain Trailhead). The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Length 8.4 miElevation gain 2286 ftRoute type Out & back Unit Meadow Creek for the majority of game species covers approximately 19,221 acres, and roughly half of this unit is comprised of public land. It was 101° when we entered the canyon and only 86° at the trailhead, so between the 15° temperature drop and the shade, we were able to hike this on a hot afternoon. I've been going to Pack Creek for 20-plus years, since it was still a dude ranch. The Meadow Creek Trailhead is located north of Frisco, Colorado off of exit #203 from I-70. You'll encounter the first waterfall about 1 mile downstream, and the second about a half-mile beyond the first. ... Meadow. While marked by cairns, the trail fades in the open alpine and is difficult to follow between the second large pond north of Eccles Pass and Red Buffalo Pass. If you are looking for solitude and peacefulness, the Meadow Creek Trail offers the option of a gentle ascent and quiet approach through two wilderness areas along a rambling valley with a visit to the tranquil Fortune Ponds and lovely Pear Lake as you make your way towards the trail’s junction with the popular Pacific Crest Trail. Trail is well marked, got confused after hiking down from Eccles pass. It widens on a variously soft and rocky path through columns of lodgepole to Meadow Creek (1.35 miles : 10,036'), resuming a methodical climb once across. Tell us when your experience with this trail happened. Mountain Meadow or Mountain Meadows, is an area in present-day Washington County, Utah.It was a place of rest and grazing used by pack trains and drovers, on the Old Spanish Trail and later Mormons, Forty-niners, mail riders, migrants and teamsters on the Mormon Road on their way overland between Utah and California. The trail fades again on top of the pass and is difficult to find. This fire is a full suppression fire. Whether you’re baitcasting, spinning or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. Travel eases in a thinning forest to the third and largest meadow (3.95 miles : 11,235'). Fishing is permitted with a valid Colorado fishing license. 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