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Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

Consensus:    (details)
  3.4 from 26 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 11 votes
Rank: #53 in the Front Range area
#112 in CO, #841 Overall
Views: 14,040. Last 30 days: 817
Aug 1 Yellow - Mud in spots, lots of trail erosion, vegation is thick
Featured Ride in the area near Castle Rock,
“A beautiful wooded loop with great singletrack and a few linkup options for those warm summer days.”
Chuck McQuade on Jun 17, 2013
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14.022.5 milesKilometers 2,360’719 m Ascent 7,859’2,395 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
80% Singletrack -2,367’-722 m Descent 6,263’1,909 m Low 29% Max Grade (16°)
3:22 average time for 16.5 miles. Details

This ride starts at the Indian Creek Trailhead just 10 miles from Sedalia along highway 67. Riding in the counter-clockwise direction provides the longer descent and includes the better sections of downhill riding.

You'll encounter a touch of everything on this loop, including nice winding singletrack through dense wooded areas, a short section of doubletrack, fast and entertaining downhill, even a section of large rolling jumps.
Need To Know
Parking is available at the Indian Creek Trailhead, though it gets full most every weekend. There is overflow parking at Rampart "Upper" Lot 1/4 mile from Indian Creek Trailhead.

**Fee for parking at the Indian Creek Trialhead is $4.00 per day per vehicle**
The singletrack starts at the NW corner of the Indian Creek Trailhead parking lot, just behind the pit toilette. Look for and follow trail signs reading trail #800 (east leg). Start with a short 1-mile climb to an intersection of a dirt road and the Ringtail Trail. Congratulations you've just reached the loop's high point.

The next 8 miles are all downhill from here. Continue north along the dirt road marked with the #800 trail sign for 3 fast miles. Once reaching a large power line tower, look for the singletrack to start back up to the east. An awesome mile long section of downhill now awaits.

Next you'll reach a crossing trail, turn left or north to continue along trail #800. The next section is made up of a wide singletrack with countless what appears to be man-made jumps. FUN. After reaching a meadow, the trail bends to the west with some more amazing downhill and several big rock and root drops.

Continue along the trail #800 passing a trail that turns to the right which heads to the dirt road of Waterton Canyon. After a few creek crossings and the loop's first steep and challenging climb you'll reach the turning point in the loop. Here you climb back to the south staying on trail #800 (west leg).

At about mile 11 you have a short downhill to Bear Creek in which the trail follows back to your starting point at Indian Creek Trailhead.

See featured ride Colorado Trail: Indian Creek East Leg (alternative to Waterton Canyon) to South Platte Canyon for a great linkup.
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PHOTOS of Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800
 4.5 from 4 votes
Rocky Mountain Columbine, the state wildflower of Colorado, lines the tr... (Castle Rock, CO)
 4.3 from 3 votes
Beautiful meadow. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 3.3 from 3 votes
Initial climb out of parking lot. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 3.0 from 4 votes
Take the right trail just past the electrical tower. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Nice section of singletrack. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
A section of shady singletrack (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Stay to the right (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Doubletrack with nice shade in the am. 7/3/15 (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Pointing the way (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Nice shady doubletrack for ~3 miles. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Trail intersection. make the "wrong turn" and you'll make this trip MUC... (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
At top of first climb. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Keep on rolling! (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
More doubletrack through the foliage (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Heading into a forested area (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Electrical lines landmark. (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Follow the pointers for the Indian Creek Loop counterclockwise. You can ... (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Wide and smooth here (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Doubletrack through here (Roxborough Park, CO)
 2.0 from 4 votes
Indian Creek Trail #800 - follow these signs for the first 10 miles of t... (Castle Rock, CO)
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