Distance: 2 miles before intersection with Deep Creek Trail
Time: Less than 1 hour
This short trail connects to the Deep Creek Trail. The trail climbs pretty steeply before intersecting the Deep Creek Trail.
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.