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Friends of Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wilderness

Goose Creek Trailhead

This frequently-crowded trailhead, on the edge of the 2002 Hayman burn, provides access to the Goose Creek Trail and Hankins Pass Trail. The area just west of the trailhead was badly burned during the fire although the parking area itself was not. Be alert to the potential for falling snags, particularly in windy conditions. The badly burned area extends only about one-quarter mile beyond the trailhead.


Drive west from Denver on US 285 for 23 miles to Pine Junction. Turn south (left) at Pine Junction on to Jefferson County 126 toward Pine and Buffalo Creek. Drive 21.8 miles on Jefferson County 126. Turn south (right) onto Forest Road 211 that leads toward Cheesman Reservoir. Travel 2 miles and bear west (right) at the sign pointing to Goose Creek. Drive 1.1 miles in a westerly direction until you reach a fork in the road. Bear left at the fork and stay on Forest Road 211. From this fork drive 9.9 miles on FDR 211, bearing right at all major intersections, to the Goose Creek Trailhead access road. At the trailhead access sign turn west (right) and drive 1.3 miles to the trailhead parking. The Hankins Pass Trail begins at the junction with the Goose Creek Trail just down the hill from the trailhead.

Trails Served

Goose Creek
Hankins Pass