Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

 58 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

3 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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Jul 16, 2017
Chad Phyle
We rode from the lot up to intersection, took ringtail out, then CR5 back to 800, and back to the lot. Ringtail flow is on point! 13.5mi
Jul 8, 2017
Brian Glater
Jul 6, 2017
Jonathan Skelton
14mi
Jul 5, 2017
David Hendricks
So fucking steep holy shit 15mi
Jul 4, 2017
Gregory Ingram
Jun 27, 2017
Timmy Eugene
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

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Conditions


All Clear 3 days ago
Dry - Great condition, very overgrown in some places. Grabbed our bars a few times. Keeps things interesting though. We had a blast, slight wrong turn cut us short because we followed a person who rode previously instead of following the app. Our mistake!
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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


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