Coal Creek Trail

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  3.0 from 2 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #23 in the Southwest Rockies area
#916 in CO, #7,603 Overall
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Trail in the area near Silverton,
“Nice ride near other great trails.”
dirtbag shredder on Jul 2, 2014
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3.04.8 milesKilometers 165’50 m Ascent 11,855’3,613 m High 11% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -1,549’-472 m Descent 10,307’3,142 m Low 32% Max Grade (18°)
Restrictions
Snow until July and then again around September.
Description
This is a great shorter trail near the EMT and CT that rides pretty good. Makes for a nice and quick loop from the top of Coal Bank Pass. Go up Pass Creek trail, right on the EMT then right on Coal Creek. BEWARE: the trail just disappears once you drop south off the ridge. Be very careful and look for the trail re-emerging on the left before you go down too far. If you end up at the bottom of the drainage, you've gone too far. Once on the road, ride back up to the TH at the top of the pass.
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OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.7 (3)
A nice way to ride the high country from Coal Bank pass.
near Silverton, CO
0.0 (0)
Whoa nelly! Nothin quite like the original, but it'll do.
near Durango, CO

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PHOTOS of Coal Creek Trail
  3.0 from 3 votes
Just another alpine ride after work. Great way to beat the heat! (Silverton, CO)