Willow Creek  
USGS 7.5' Map: South Fork East, Del Norte Peak
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 350 15.98 9,000 to 11,400 ft. NA 2-3 hours
County: Rio Grande
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
Summary: Willow Creek is a connecting 4wD road between Del Norte Peak, FR345, and Cross Creek, FR359.
Attractions: Connection to FT812
Agency - March 15 to May 15
Best Time: June - Upper section may still be snowed in
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
Trail Heads
FT 812 - Less than 50"
Camping: There are two dispersed campsites along the main Willow Creek road. The side roads may have other sites.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp. There are other 4WD roads and motorized trails in the area. There is quick access to South Fork.
Fall Colors: Good - The middle section of the road passes through a few aspen groves.
Navigation: From South Fork, CO. head east on US-160 E for 2.0 miles. Turn right onto Wen Dar Drive and go 2.5 miles. Turn right onto the Willow Creek road.

Willow Creek is a two track road that runs along a ridge below Del Norte Peak. The majority of the road travels through pine forest and open meadow. The road is a single lane two track with sections that are wider where vehicles can pass. You will pass two intersections, the first for FR350.1A which drops down to the trail head for FT933. The second intersection is with FR350.2B which connects back to Del Norte Peak, FR345. The middle section of the road follows Willow Creek toward its start below Del Norte Peak. You will climb up a set of switchback over a ridge to drop down a hill and connect with Cross Creek, FR359.
Data updated - October 24, 2015        4WD Road driven - July 19, 2015        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2015