This short trail connects to the Deep Creek Trail. The trail climbs pretty steeply before intersecting the Deep Creek Trail.
Distance: 2 miles before intersection with Deep Creek Trail
Time: Less than 1 hour
From Telluride, drive one mile west on Highway 145. Turn right onto Forest Road 637 (Mill Creek Road) near the Shell gas station. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles recommended. Drive approximately 0.5 miles to the first hairpin turn. This is the trailhead. Note that the trail is also open to bikers and horses.