Local legend has it that the creek got its name when an early fall blizzard trapped a local rancher's cattle. When the local cowhands got through the heavy snow, they found that all of the cattle had starved to death in the deep snow. Hence, the name "Starvation Creek". This is a pretty trail and a easy hike that winds up to the Continental Divide for 6.5 miles. The last .5 miles of the trail turns into a two-track road before it reaches the top of the Divide.
This trail is closed by heavy snow from November until May.
The Starvation Creek trail winds its way to the Divide and offers hikers some beautiful views. A camera is a must for this hike!
NOTE: Hikers should be aware that this is a multi-use trail and the trail is a popular with mountain bikes so watch and listen for other users.
Check out the Official Route.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.