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Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800



14.0 mile 22.5 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack


Ascent: 2,360' 719 m
Descent: -2,367' -722 m
High: 7,859' 2,395 m
Low: 6,263' 1,909 m


Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)


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

Chuck McQuade

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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.

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 $7.00 per day per vehicle**


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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May 25, 2020
Joel Winters
10h 00m
May 23, 2020
Tom Romero
With Scott. Steep uphill, great tight single and open track for roughly 8 miles. Brutal 4-5 mile climb out. Quads burned out. 14.4mi — 2h 48m
May 18, 2020
Nick Priano
Fun downhill with every type of riding in one trail, but that fun was forgotten about on the climb back up to the car. — 3h 15m
May 16, 2020
14.9mi — 3h 03m
May 16, 2020
Eddie Urcadez
May 11, 2020
Eddie Urcadez
May 9, 2020
May 1, 2020
Stephanie Powell
Loop; started 2:15 pm

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Rocky Mountain Columbine, the state wildflower of Colorado, lines the trail in early summer.
Aug 5, 2013 near Roxboro…, CO
Beautiful meadow.
Jun 6, 2014 near Roxboro…, CO
Riding through a cute valley on the Colorado Trail.
May 22, 2016 near Roxboro…, CO
About 2 miles away from the trailhead, on the Indian Creek Loop.
May 22, 2016 near Roxboro…, CO
Initial climb out of parking lot.
Jul 3, 2015 near Roxboro…, CO
Nice section of singletrack.
Jul 4, 2015 near Roxboro…, CO

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