Denny Creek Trail - Hiking and Backpacking
The Denny Creek Trail offers majestic views of the Collegiate Peaks. The trail ends at Lake Hartenstein, where a few isolated campsites render the idyllic camping environment.
From the trailhead to intersection with Mt Yale Trail: 0.7 miles To intersection with Brown's Pass: 1.7 miles To Lake Hartenstein: 1.0 mile
Destination Distance From Downtown
There are some uphill sections with rocky and uneven trail. Hiking poles are helpful.
Time To Complete
It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Lake Hartenstein at a leisurely pace, including breaks for spectacular views and lunch.
Summer and Fall
June-September. The trail crosses Denny Creek and other small streams several times, so hiking earlier in the season may be impeded by snow or rushing water.
On Leash Only
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling