Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

 53 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

2 days agoUpdate

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

Chuck McQuade

Overview

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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Jun 22, 2017
Matt Rettmer
Black bear spotted on the 2-track trail 2.2 miles in! Trail is in good condition but is VERY tight due to growth. Sugg. to wear long sleeves. 15mi — 2h 30m
Jun 21, 2017
Devin Hirning
must return! 14mi
Jun 18, 2017
Chris Seek
Jun 11, 2017
Jennifer Coates
14.2mi
Jun 11, 2017
Dan Stratford
Did not expect it to be this long. Fun ride, some deep ravines due to water erosion, and thankfully the cooling at the end was fairly easy. 14mi
Jun 2, 2017
John Malley
15mi
May 31, 2017
Abe Lavin
Trail was in great shape. Little to no mud on a very few spots.
May 15, 2017
Blake Milliken
13mi

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Conditions


All Clear 2 days ago
Dry: Some ruts but can be ridden around. Trail is tight due to growth. Rock and roots are very exposed at times.
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Rode this loop 10/10/2016. It was awesome. 1 other Jeep in the lot ($6) and I didn't see a single soul the whole ride. There were some washed out and overgrown sections but all 100% ride-able. Contrary to other reviews, you can clean this whole trail. Best downhill after the dirt road. I used the app. Easy directions. Foliage prime this week. Save your legs for the last bit of climbing. Oct 14, 2016


Downhill not bad but not worth the climbing . Good workout ride. Not a lot of technical. Easy to follow trail with the app ! Apr 24, 2017


Some of the climbs should be switch-backed, they are so ridiculously steep. Some of the singletrack really narrow. Honestly there's a reason you don't see a soul. A few fun parts but definitely better to be had, closer. Jun 9, 2017


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