Collbran’s Plateau Creek is the Perfect Winter Walk
Are you in the mood for a short, pleasant walk along a paved trail? The next chance you get, set a course for Collbran, Colorado, and enjoy the tranquility of the Plateau Creek.
Sometimes you're just in the mood for a paved trail rather than tromping through the mud. While we haven't seen much in the way of snow, we did have a few days of rain. This short trail offers quite a bit of eye candy, all without the hassles of a messy hike.
The drive up the Grand Mesa alone makes the trip worthwhile. Upon arriving in Collbran, find a convenient parking place and set out on the trail. It is located in the main part of town, right across the bridge.
The trail follows Plateau Creek for a short distance. Along the way, you'll enjoy plenty of magnificent scenery, and even a picnic table. This trail is wheelchair friendly and accessible to just about anyone. There is very little pitch to the trail, and no stairs.
Personally, I enjoy this walk in the very early hours. I especially enjoy it in the winter. The video above was shot on my way back to the trail head, right around 8 in the morning.
The National Weather Service predicts snow and rain tonight and Friday (January 11-12, 2018). After that, the weekend and following week are nothing but sunshine.
When water runs high in the creek portions of trail find themselves underwater. When this happens, access to the trail will be closed.
When you've completed the walk, pay a visit to the nearby creamery or downtown cafe, both only about a half a block from the start of the trail.
Use this trail! It was funded by proceeds from the Colorado Lottery and is there for all to enjoy. Get up to Collbran before it gets too cold, and walk the trail along the Plateau Creek.