Plum Creek Nature Trail
Chatfield State Park
Date Hiked: April 18, 2014
Distance: 2.1 mi (RT) - could be longer if you want
Elevation Min/Max: 5,451 > 5,504ft
Chatfield State Park Trail Map
Plum Creek Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: From the South, enter the park from Roxborough Park Road. Once you pass the entrance station, bear right at the fork and make your first right. Follow the road back south until you see this:
The unofficial trail continues for a long way past this point and is actually the more scenic trail. The trail goes through the woods and at the 1 mile mark reaches an oxbow of Plum Creek with a sandy bar. This makes for a nice destination, or you can explore further.
Chatfield has an unofficial trail system that allows you to explore a great deal of the natural area. There are no maps or trail markers so make sure you keep track of where you are. These trails provide for a more wilderness-like experience and can be connected to form long hikes or good trail runs.