Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

 39 votes

14.0 Miles 22.5 Kilometers

80%

Singletrack

2,360' 719 m

Ascent

-2,367' -722 m

Descent

7,859' 2,395 m

High

6,263' 1,909 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

7,859' 2,395 m

High

6,263' 1,909 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

A beautiful wooded loop with great singletrack and a few linkup options for those warm summer days.

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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 Trailhead is $6.00 per day per vehicle**

Description

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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Sep 25, 2016
James Kovaly
Sep 24, 2016
Mike Resetar
Rode from Waterton Canyon, did the loop counter clockwise and I won't probably do that again. Normally I ride it counter clockwise. I like climb... 27.2mi — 4h 30m
Sep 17, 2016
Ryan Gifford
Sep 10, 2016
David Gross
With Darius Kerman. Abundance of good single track outweighs technical sections and step-offs. Took left fork around M10.5; should have stayed right. 14mi — 4h 15m
Sep 10, 2016
Greg Scala
Sep 9, 2016
Cody McCutcheon
Sep 5, 2016
Cody Leef
14mi
Sep 4, 2016
Jeff Volkert

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  3.2 from 39 votes

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