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Coal Creek Trail

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  3.0 from 2 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #16 in the San Juan National Forest area
#968 in CO, #8,369 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°)
Snow until July and then again around September.
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.
Land Manager: USFS - San Juan National Forest Office
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5.0 (4)
A difficult tour of Telluride. Steep descents, beautiful waterfalls, and moun...
near Telluride, CO
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

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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)