Originally Posted by subzali
So where does the cascade creek system "start"?
You access the trailhead by heading SW out of Idaho Springs on Hwy 103 toward Mt Evans. The trailhead is about 5 miles out of town and is clearly marked my a road sign. There are quite a few cabins and private lands up there, along with an extensive system of trails and spurs. We didn't have a good, detailed map of the area so we probably missed at least 1/2 the trails. There were so many unmarked intersections that it was tough to know the "correct" trail to follow. There was an abundance of mining ruins and tailings as you might expect in that area.