Cement Creek

Great wildflower opportunities.

Vista from the Cement Creek Road near Crested Butte, CO.

How to get there:

Starting from Whiterock Ave in Crested Butte, drive 6.6 miles SE on SH 135 to Cement Creek Rd on the left.

  • From Denver to Crested Butte
  • 217 miles 4 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • SH 135/Cement Creek Rd
  • 38.8045 -106.8906

In General:4wd vehicle with low range requiredCampground

  • Length: 15 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour

In good conditions, the road is passable to 2wd vehicles for the first 8 or 9 miles, and then deteriorates as it approaches timberline.

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You can drive as far up the road as you are comfortable in search of wildflowers. There are nice patches of lupine along the road.

Watch for a spot where Cement Creek is on your left and down in a small ravine. Find a spot to park and hike the creek for wildflower photo ops.

Another spot to watch for is Waterfall Creek. You will pass over a small bridge, with a cascade (Waterfall Creek) coming down from your left, and Cement Creek on your right. Park in the small pullout and hike up alongside Waterfall Creek for waterfall photo ops.

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