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Wolf Creek
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The creek at Forest Road 648 (West Fork Road) on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass looking back towards the pass.
Country United States
State Colorado
County Mineral County
Physical characteristics
Main source Wolf Creek Pass
River mouth West Fork San Juan River
Mineral County, Colorado
7,785 ft (2,373 m)
Length 8.3 miles (13.4 km)
Basin features
Progression West Fork San JuanSan JuanColorado

Wolf Creek is a stream in Mineral County, Colorado. It is the creek for which Wolf Creek Pass is named.


The creek rises just to the west of the Wolf Creek ski area at the Continental Divide near the top of Wolf Creek Pass. From there it flows west, paralleling U.S. Highway 160 for several miles until it passes under the highway on its way to its confluence with the West Fork of the San Juan River near the bottom of the pass.

Wolf Creek from US 160 overlook
View from a US 160 overlook part way up the west side of Wolf Creek Pass, near the source
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