We started at the south end of Georgia Pass, so the Michigan Creek trailhead wasn't too far. Even if we hadn't been planning on checking it out, we would have still turned off of Georgia Pass there -- the tiny trail off of the easy section of Georgia Pass would have been too tempting to pass up.
Originally, our group was supposed to have five vehicles including a large truck. We ended up with just two Jeeps, so we decided to explore all of the spurs instead of just the main ones. It took a little while and we weren't sure if it was worth it, but now we know where all of the tracks go.
We first took the main trail out to its dead end. The scenery to the left of the trail on the way in was awesome, looking out over South Park. The aspen leaves were all yellow where they hadn't already fallen off, and everything was very colorful. Even on the way to the trail, we couldn't believe how many people were parked around Kenosha Pass taking pictures.
The dead end at the end of the main trail wasn't very exciting. We turned around and headed back to the trailhead, checking out spurs on the way. Each spur headed farther up toward the ridge, but then they just ended at a dead end. A couple of the dead ends were very small.
We got to the end of the long spur closest to the trailhead and found it to be the biggest dead end. It was flat and wide, so we stopped there for lunch. There wasn't much scenery, but the sun was out and it felt good.
After doing our exploring, we headed back to Georgia Pass. This trail was a good one for viewing the fall colors, but in the end it didn't offer much else. Still, now we know where it goes.