I took my two dogs out for a 6-mile jaunt this last Saturday up St. Louis Creek near Fraser. Fortunately, we were the only ones out there this weekend! We caught some amazing views of Byers Peak and had the trail all to ourselves. There’s an extensive winter trail network back in this area — the snowshoeing / cross-country skiing opportunities are endless. (see link to the map below)
It was so quiet except for the wind whipping off Byers Peak and Hayes Carll that I had jamming in my head!
Driving Directions: Heading north from Winter Park, take a left at the first traffic light in Fraser on CO Rd 72 toward the tubing hill. Take a right onto Fraser Valley Pkwy, which runs below the hill to the north. Take a left onto St. Louis Creek Road (Road 160), and travel roughly 4 miles until you hit the winter dead end at the Experimental Forest Headquarters. There’s plenty of parking for the numerous trails that converge at this spot.
Map (external website link)