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Eagle County Colorado 4WD Trails

Mill Creek Road


White River National Forest

Available for both hiking, 4WD and mountain biking, the 10.1 mile Mill Creek Road (FS 710) travels through the Vail Ski Area. It is recommended that you reset your odometer at Mill Creek Road. Turn left at 0.2 miles. Mill Creek Road is easy and passable by any vehicle for the first 7 miles or so, after which the road becomes narrow, rutted and often muddy. Climbing to the top of Red Peak (also known as Benchmark) at 10.1 miles, views are unobstructed in every directions.

Mount of the Holy Cross, Battle Mountain, Gore Range and the back bowls of Vail Mountain looking into Two Elk Creek drainage can be seen.

To reach Mill Creek Road travel along I-70 to exit 176. Travel south through the roundabout on south side of freeway onto Vail Road. Within 0.5 mile the road curves to the left and enters a parking area behind the Lodge Tower. Continue east under chair lift to intersection by Vista Bahn Express Lift. Turn right uphill on Mill Creek Road.

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