Elevation: 7,920ft - 10,077 ft
Elevation Gain: 2,157 ft
Dogs: Off Leash
Game Creek's (near Minturn) low elevation and sturdy water crossings make it an excellent shoulder season hike, but its seemingly never ending Aspen grove means it will reach its true glory in the fall. I hiked this on memorial day weekend and the creek was roaring, while the trees were not quite leafed out yet. The creek was so full in fact, that in one place it was overflowing its banks and rushing down the trail. I had to walk to the side or try and straddle the torrent.
Looking down at the eroded start of the trail. The original trail goes off to the left and is now blocked by a fence.
Ever wondered how Aspens get those black scars? It is Elk chewing on the bark. This was my first time seeing recent activity.