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blueBlack Cold Creek Trail #18E06


3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1' 0 m
Descent: -1,193' -364 m
High: 7,761' 2,366 m
Low: 6,569' 2,002 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)


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Trail shared by Bryce Knudson

Flowy singletrack on granite and silt covered granite. Expert sections at the top.

Bryce Knudson

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Use High Meadows Road (FSR 12N21) and the High Meadows Jeep Road to reach the start of this singletrack. It starts at the top of this path in a beautiful mountain meadow. The trail is on the left shortly after crossing a small creek (Cold Creek). This is a very picturesque scene and I suggest you stop to take in the view. The trail then follows the creek down the valley.

The beginning of this path is nice and easy flowy singletrack through the trees, but quickly becomes more difficult. The top sections are expert, and in some cases require a capable trail or downhill bike and rider. As a cross-country rider or intermediate rider, multiple upper sections will require some walking.

The trail mellows out about 1/3 way down and its flowy singletrack spotted with some large rocks/medium sized drops and banked corners. Great intermediate riding. A couple of small jumps also spot this section of trail. Halfway down is a cut over to High Meadows Jeep Road, don't go here or you'll miss out on a great section of trail.

The trail splits at the bottom to Power Line Trail #18E33 to the right and left back to High Meadows Road (FSR 12N21).

Watch out for walkers or riders coming up. There can be lots of people with dogs, so be aware.

This trail can also be ridden up and is a little more enjoyable but longer than taking High Meadow Road.


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Jun 26, 2018
Alexander Traugott
Nov 9, 2017
Caleb Levinson
Oct 15, 2017
Karolis Karalevičius
Sep 13, 2016
andrew khodaverdian
Aug 27, 2016
Jason Ferrier
May 28, 2016
Geoff Baker
Apr 4, 2015
Alex Yovev
Few spots on the trail that pass the flowing creek but it's not to deep to ride through. Easier to ride through than walk. 3mi — 1h 00m
Sep 6, 2014
Paul Kruse

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