Soda Creek Trail

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  3.5 from 6 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #5 in the Southern Summit County area
#649 in CO, #6,703 Overall
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Jun 6 Yellow - Muddy in section in the valley
Trail in the area near Keystone,
“Beautiful easy singletrack with amazing views and varied terrain.”
Nick Wilder on Sep 6, 2013
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3.86.1 milesKilometers 450’137 m Ascent 9,471’2,887 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -280’-85 m Descent 9,142’2,786 m Low 21% Max Grade (12°)
Description
Ride up nice open meadow for half a mile until you hit dense forest that is surprisingly healthy (it's mostly NOT lodgepole pine, which are all dying from pine bark beetles). There are a few rocks here, but it's easy and wide.

Enjoy the cool, moist trees and climb gently to a low saddle. Then descend through a series of boggy meadows. The trail is well designed and stays dry despite the marshy sections. This part has great views of Quandary Peak (14,265') and other big mountains in the distant Ten Mile Range. There are many trails here, but they are well signed. Fun and scenic!

You eventually arrive at a historic homestead. Poke around and then continue on Keystone Ranch Road just a bit until you find singletrack go up the hill and meet West Aqueduct Trail and Red Trail.

The trail has been extensively rebuilt in recent years to make it more sustainable.

This is great "real singletrack" for beginners.
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PHOTOS of Soda Creek Trail
  4.0 from 2 votes
Pretty damn scenic singletrack! (Keystone, CO)
  3.7 from 3 votes
The view coming down Hay Trail and looking at part of the Soda Loop. (Keystone, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
At the high point of the Soda Creek Trail (Keystone, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Heading up Soda Creek Trail (Keystone, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Old homestead (Keystone, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Soda Creek and Goovy Uvi intersection (Keystone, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Soda Creek Trail - Back Ranch, Keystone (Keystone, CO)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Old homestead in the Soda Creek meadow (Keystone, CO)