The eastern terminus of the 567-mile long Colorado Trail is just southwest of Denver, CO in an area called Waterton Canyon. Quickly after the start of the trail, it winds southward into the Pike National Forest where the Colorado Trail connects with another trail system accessible from the Indian Creek Trailhead along Co Hwy 67 southwest of Sedalia. From this area one can also connect to trails east in the Sharptail Ridge area.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 24 hours a day 15,695 acres US Forest Service:
South Platte Ranger District
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed - must be on leash in developed areas 47 5,480ft - 8,180ft

Waterton Canyon - Indian Creek Hiking Area Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Carpenter Peak Spur Trail
2 - Carpenter Peak Trail
3 - Colorado Trail #1776 Segement 1
4 - Colorado Trail - Indian Creek Connector Trail
5 - Indian Creek Trail #800
6 - Ringtail Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Highline Canal Trailhead
2 - Indian Creek Trail Trailhead
3 - Waterton Canyon Trailhead
Area Campgrounds:
1 - Indian Creek Campground
2 - Indian Creek Equestrian Campground