Mt Carbon Loop

 37 votes
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail

7.3 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

556' 170 m

Ascent

-549' -167 m

Descent

5,768' 1,758 m

High

5,513' 1,680 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

All Clear

11 days agoUpdate

Singletrack that circumnavigates Bear Creek Lake Park.

Leslie Kehmeier

Description

The Mt Carbon Loop is fast rolling, smooth singletrack that tours Bear Creek Lake Park.

Starting from the south side near the Hwy 28 and Simms interchange, the trail descends the slope of Mt Carbon itself and then across a flat area towards the trees.

Stay right at the fork and head north up a short hill, crossing a road before descending again towards Bear Creek. Stay left at the intersection with Cottonwood Trail. The singletrack cruises through a grassy field before hitting a doubletrack.

From here punch up a short steep climb and stay right on the trail that parallels the road. You'll be heading west now looking at the foothills. Just before the paved road the trail turns right and passes quickly through the trees before crossing the bridge across the creek. Make a sharp right here.

This section of the Mt Carbon Loop is mostly flat, sometimes sandy, but always fun. It's shaded and travels close to the creek - the best place to be on a hot day.

As the trail approaches the lake, look for the fisherman's trail and bear left across the field towards the road. After crossing it, ride up a short hill and then stay right onto a trail that parallels the road again. Follow this around to the other side of the dam road, along the golf course.

The final part of the loop climbs from the maintenance yard of the golf course to the top of Mt Carbon. The grade is moderate and never very steep. As you reach the top, enjoy the views of Mt Morrison to the west.

Continue past the high point and descend to an intersection, bearing left to finish the loop.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

3.6 from 37 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Apr 16, 2017
Mellie Lusk
Apr 16, 2017
Ian McGee
Easy and relaxing! 9.2mi
Apr 16, 2017
Joel LaMalfa
Apr 15, 2017
Nathan Frasier
Great trail for the whole family 7.3mi
Apr 12, 2017
Jake Bush
7.3mi
Apr 7, 2017
Matt Petti
Trail was pretty dry 7.7mi
Mar 23, 2017
Meghan Hollaback
Great beginner ride with a bit of sand. 13.4mi — 1h 30m
Mar 10, 2017
Chris Pillion

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 37 votes

#89

Overall
  3.6 from 37 votes
1 Star
0%
2 Star
11%
3 Star
38%
4 Star
32%
5 Star
19%
Rankings

#35

in Colorado

#89

Overall
627 Views Last Month
10,244 Since Mar 8, 2013
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

33%
58%
8%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions


All Clear 11 days ago

Getting forecast...

0 Comments

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