East Bellows Creek

  • Creede
Elevation: 10800-12700
  • Horseback
  • Hike
  • Mountain Bike
  • Car (4x4 not required)
  • 4x4/Jeep
  • Motorcycle/Dirtbike
  • ATV
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Late Spring/Summer/Fall
Seasonal Accessability Notes: This trailhead is open year around but is usually snowed in between December and May each winter.
Water Type:
  • Stream/Creek
Driving Directions:

From Creede: Travel south on Highway 149 for 7.3 miles to FDR#600 (Pool Table Road). Go approximately 9.5 miles northwest on Pool Table Road to the Hanson’s Mill Trailhead. The speed Limit on all Forest Service Roads is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted.

Hiking Directions:

After arriving at Hanson’s Mill, those planning to hike to Wheeler Geologic Area should follow the trail delineated with the trailhead sign and registration box. Within about three miles from Hanson's Mill the trail will cross East Bellows Creek. 

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Suggested Bait: Flies
Fishing Method:
  • Flyfishing
Description & Notes:

The trailhead consists of a parking lot, restroom, signing, picnic tables.  Overnight camping is allowed at this trailhead. This trail also provides good hiking access to Wheeler Geologic Area, Halfmoon Pass and the La Garita Wilderness.  Beautiful views and unique geologic features are the main attractions.