Lewis Creek - Trail, Canon City, Colorado

Lewis Creek - Trail, Canon City, Colorado


Directions:From Canon City, travel east to Florence and take Hwy 67 south about 10 miles to the town of Wetmore. Turn rt on Hwy 96 and travel south for about 5 miles to the turnoff for Lewis Creek trail, on the west side of the road.

I would not recommend riding up this trail. The first couple of miles are nice but then the switchbacks begin, and the steep loose climb doesn't really let up till the end of the 6-mile trail (12 miles out/back). However, there is Forest Service road access to the top of Lewis Cr. trail and thus the opportunity to get dropped off up top and enjoy a wild 6-mile downhill to the Hwy 96 trailhead. Topo maps should show the way, or email chris@e-vse.com and I'll do my best to provide directions. Maybe not worth the drive per se, but if you're in the area for the Lion Canyon or Tanner-Stultz loops, it could be a nice addition.


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[Sep 01, 2008]
Cross Country Rider

From the Forest Service website:
"Lewis Creek trail has two access points.
The first one is located on Forest Service Road # 310 southwest of the town of Wetmore.
The second trailhead is located Northeast of the town of Westcliffe on Forest Service Road # 315. Follow Forest Service Roads 271 to 274 and 336 to get to Forest Service Road # 315."
To reach FS Rd 271, continue south on Hwy 96 past the lower trail head for about 10 miles. A short ways after Hwy 165 breaks off to the south, it'll be on the right.
Upper TH - 9200ft Lower TH - 7800ft

Customer Service

Upper trailhead on FS Rd 315 to lower trailhead off Hwy 96 near Wetmore.

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