Hike on Trail to Janet's Cabin from Union Creek Trailhead via Copper Mountain & the Colorado Trail

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Route Description

Begin at the Union Creek Trailhead at the West Village of Copper Mountain Ski Area. Hike up A-Road past the first switchback. Take the Chickaree Way Trail on the right side of the road. This trail joins with the Colorado Trail. Continue on the well-marked Colorado Trail.

Follow the Colorado Trail up and out of Copper Mountain and into Guller Creek Valley. This trail takes you above treeline and to Janet’s Cabin. The short spur trail down from the Colorado Trail to Janet’s Cabin begins at approximately 11,800′. PLEASE DO NOT SHORTCUT THE TRAIL BY CUTTING THROUGH THE WOODS OR WALKING ON THE ALPINE TUNDRA.

Trailhead Directions

From I-70, turn onto the Highway 91/Copper Mountain exit. Turn right into the Copper Mountain Resort entrance. Follow Copper Road toward West Village and the Union Creek Lot.


Please park in the designated parking at Union Creek Lot. Copper Mountain requests that you park in a corner or against a side of the lot if possible. Be sure to post the appropriate parking permit on your dashboard or you may be towed. Please leave the date you expect to return and contact information of someone in your party. Make extra copies of the parking permit if your group requires more than one vehicle. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle when parked at trailheads. Summit Huts and Copper Mountain are not responsible for theft or vandalism to vehicles.