MTB Project Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email

BEST OF PHOTOS PHONE APPS FORUM DEALS search

Lower Spring Creek Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 3.0 from 2 votes
  Difficult from 1 vote
Your Opinion:
Stars:  
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #6 in Montrose
#108 in Colorado
#650 Overall
Featured Ride near ,  
“A gradual 7 mile climb up the road, followed by a sweet singletrack descent. A local favorite.”
Tim Judkins on Jun 9, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
15.0 Miles 90% Singletrack 1,709’ Ascent -1,726’ Descent 6,543’ Low 8,255’ High
Restrictions
Avoid this one when muddy.
Overview
Lower Spring Creek is the better half of the Spring Creek trail for bikes. It dries out earlier than the higher plateau rides.

This ride is shown as a loop, starting at the lower (northern) trailhead, and riding up Dave Wood Rd. to the sourthern trailhead. This gets the climbing out of the way on the road, leaving about 7 miles of fun singletrack descent on the way back.

It can also be ridden as an out and back, riding up the trail, then turning around and descending home. It's definitely rideable in both directions.
Description
Park at the lower (northern) trailhead and climb up Dave Wood Rd. Ride about 7 miles south, and at the Forest Service boundary, take a right on the Spring Creek Rim Road. After about a mile, branching right off the road will be the Spring Creek trail.

The first part of the trail is a doubletrack climb to the edge of Spring Creek Canyon. As you approach the canyon, turn right and parallel it for about 1/2 mile. A 160 degree turn left off of this doubletrack takes you steeply down into the canyon with a loose doubletrack and a number of jumpable berms.

After you reach the canyon bottom, turn right and cross the gate to the Lower Spring Canyon. Here is where the fun singletrack descent starts. There are a few rocky sections and a couple of short steep climbs. Watch out for cactus.

Unfortunately, there is a steep, loose section at the north end that usually requires you to hike your bike up. Once you get back to the canyon rim it is a short jaunt back to the trailhead.
Stan's No Tubes - Stan20s Notubes Flow Ex ...
$595.00
10% off
$535.49
at Jenson USA
Shimano - XT Bottom Bracket
$29.95
17% off
$25.00
at Backcountry
Canari - Canari Tri Shorts - Men's - Spec...
$50.00
31% off
$34.73
at REI
Miir - MiiR Wave Single Speed Bike - 2014
$699.00
30% off
$485.83
at REI
Royal Racing - Concept Women's Jersey
$59.95
50% off
$29.98
at Competitive Cyclist
Mavic - Ksyrium SLR Road Wheelset - Clincher
$1800.00
10% off
$1620.00
at Competitive Cyclist
Shimano - PD-M424 Pedals
$60.00
30% off
$41.99
at Jenson USA
Louis Garneau - Apex Jersey 3 - Short-Slee...
$74.95
60% off
$29.98
at Competitive Cyclist
Lezyne - 3-Way Hex
$19.99
10% off
$17.99
at Backcountry
Continental - Grand Prix Folding Tire
$49.95
40% off
$29.99
at Jenson USA
Bellwether - Sedona Jersey 2012
$50.00
56% off
$21.99
at Jenson USA
Industry Nine - Front Enduro Hub Conversio...
$30.00
40% off
$18.00
at Competitive Cyclist
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!
Today

68° | 45°
Tomorrow

72° | 44°
Tuesday

57° | 34°
Wednesday

57° | 36°
Thursday

64° | 40°
Recent Conditions
  -none-
Add a Condition Report | View All »
COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
5.0 (3)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.0 (1)
Alpine singletrack with Aspen groves and great views.
near Montrose, CO
3.0 (1)
Fun technical singletrack with great views of the San Juans.
near Sawpit, CO

GEAR YOU NEED
YOU AND THIS RIDE
Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
  -none-
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Lower Spring Creek Loop
 2.3 from 3 votes
View up the canyon from the final hike-a-bike. (Montrose, CO)
 1.7 from 3 votes
Singletrack near top of LSC. (Montrose, CO)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC Terms | Privacy | About Us