Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
MTB Project Logo

Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

 3.1 (88)

14.0 Miles 22.5 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

2,360' 719 m

Ascent

-2,367' -722 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

7,859' 2,395 m

High

6,263' 1,909 m

Low

Shared By Chuck McQuade

Conditions


Bad / Closed 15 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees - horse manure everywhere, deep ruts, erosion. History

Getting forecast...

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

Chuck McQuade

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

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.

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**

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.

Contacts

You & This Featured Ride


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 4, 2018
Bryce Randle
I attempted the Indian Creek Loop after climbing from the Waterton Canyon parking lot side. The trail's turns are nice but super dry so you get suc… 24.5mi
Aug 28, 2018
Cameron Pereira
Rode 9 miles then everything went crazy, tire fell off and kam went off a cliff
Aug 27, 2018
ERIC CSABA
Aug 26, 2018
Mike Medina
14.6mi
Aug 25, 2018
C 2
Started on rampart rd and added about 8 miles to the loop. I rode the loop counter clockwise ( as requested). Great downhill sections. 22.8mi
Aug 18, 2018
mike bankoff
Southern section out and backs from campground
Aug 12, 2018
Jeff Lewis
Fun, dry, and fast chute-y descents plus ridiculous hike a bike root strewn climbs = one awesome raw Colorado mountain bike trail 14mi
Aug 8, 2018
Brandon Judd
13.5mi

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 88 votes

#1

in South Platte

#103

Overall
  3.1 from 88 votes
5 Star
10%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
27%
2 Star
19%
1 Star
10%
Rankings

#1

in South Platte

#43

in Colorado

#103

Overall
807 Views Last Month
36,684 Since Jun 17, 2013
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
3%
17%
66%
10%
4%
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
Love this trail, one of the best in the front range. Never crowded like lair o the Bear and such. Don't let some of the comments scare you, I am 58 and can still ride the 14 miles in under 2 hours. Jul 10, 2017

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter