Lambs Canyon Creek. Those with time should consider this relatively short excursion (about 3 miles roundtrip), which runs across gorgeous alpine benches and by several small lakes to the pass. Contact Information. Poles or traction devices are recommended for steep areas with lingering snow, and rugged downhill segments west of Red Buffalo Pass. There is no registration fee. Drive all the way to the top of the canyon. Utah Meadow Creek - Unit Overview. Eccles Pass is located within the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area and Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest. [Total: 4 Average: 4.8]The Island Meadow Trail is a lovely, shaded trail in American Fork Canyon. It is a relatively easy to moderate loop hike with beautiful views of Three Finger Jack, as well as some lakes. The path is intermittently faint but intuitively followed to the Meadow Creek - Gore Range Trail junction (4.45 miles : 11,422'), with Eccles Pass clearly visible in the northwest corner of the valley. The walking trail will also extend to the west along the back of the northern most lots toward 1600 West. Now, the old buildings are owned and up for rent, and the owners have delivered up some very comfortable accommodations tucked up inside old Utah ranch houses. After a steady climb through dense forest, the landscape opens across stunning alpine meadows leading up to Eccles Pass: The Meadow Creek Trail winds through an aspen-pine forest to the Lily Pad Lake Trail split and bends northeast (.57 miles : 9,560'). Chief Mountain (11,377') stands prominently to the south, and Eccles Pass can now be seen to the northwest. The GPS points and description here were very helpful, especially once the trail vanished under snow. Eccles Pass is located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness north of Frisco, CO. Eccles Pass straddles a divisive ridge between the Meadow Creek drainage (south), and South Willow Creek basin (north). 2 homes for sale in Cox Landing - Meadow Creek Est, St. George, UT priced from $247,000 to $1,650,000. You seek that place where silence lives, is cherished, and preserved. Follow the gravel road .6 miles to the Meadow Creek Trailhead and parking area. A clear-cut path soon emerges on the final run up to Red Buffalo Pass. Look for wildlife - especially deer, elk, moose, and bear - in meadows 1.25 miles and 1.6 miles from the pass. And although it is a steep final ascent up to Eccles Pass, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Buffalo Mountain, the valley to the west and north of it and mountains all around. Campfires are not permitted above or within .25 miles (440 yards) of treeline, or within 100' of any lake or stream in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. ", "Wonderful hike, very lush at the moment, lots of Indian Paintbrush and many other wildflowers, very clear at the pass, moderately traveled but certainly worth it", "Although a great portion of the trail is under tree cover and doesn't offer spectacular views, once out of the woods, so to speak, the payoff is incredible. Hike along the ridge on the west side of the creek until the canyon deepens, then make your way into the bottom and follow the creek downstream. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Trail Run on September 2, 2018 Report and photos by Monica I., Trail Leader View trail information for Meadow Creek No permit is necessary. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. Utah is one of the most amazing states in the whole of the United States because of the plethora of national parks and historic sites. 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