MTB Project Logo

blueBlack Indian Creek Loop - Trail #800

  3.1 ( 90 ) Favorite

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store


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°)


No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chuck McQuade

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

Chuck McQuade

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-


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.


Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In


May 11, 2019
John Hartney
Nov 2, 2018
Adam Patch
Sep 20, 2018
Joshua Bebee
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
Aug 26, 2018
Mike Medina
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

Stewarded By

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 90 votes


  3.1 from 90 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in Colorado


380 Views Last Month
38,918 Since Jun 17, 2013
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

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