Deep Creek Trail #418

 12 votes

7.5 Miles 12.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,611' 491 m

Ascent

-1,913' -583 m

Descent

10,598' 3,230 m

High

9,109' 2,776 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Unknown

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Great singletrack both ways. Earn your turns and epic views!

Paul Byrne

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Description

This is one of the longer trails on the North side of town that is biker friendly. It can be accessed via the Mill Creek RD, Eider Creek Trail, Jud Wiebe Trail to Deep Creek Waterline, or Via Airport Road. Riding West to East will yield gentler climbs and a shorter but much steeper downhill, while East to West requires burly climbing and a flowy exit. Many of the loops that involve this trail end up being over 15 miles with serious climbing sections, so bring adequate food and water.

The riding is almost entirely on singletrack that ranges from very smooth to very rough. Only very highly skilled riders will be able to avoid significant amounts hike-a-bike on this one, especially if climbing the Eider Creek Trail.

This ride is highly scenic and is a great way to see the whole valley and much of the surrounding San Juans. High quality enduro fun! Watch for hikers and trail runners and wildlife on the trail.

Shuttling options exist if riders want to cut out riding the highway to access this trail. Parking exists both at Mill Creek RD and at the Deep Creek Trail-head on the west side. Either way you're going to do a lot of climbing though.

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Oct 8, 2017
Bryan Wachs
Sep 9, 2017
Tom Scruton
Ridden East-West. 1/2 the climb was hike-a-bike: steeps, loose rocks and tight switchbacks are likely to frustrate climbing either direction.
Jun 16, 2017
Geneva Kowalski
Jun 11, 2017
Casey O'Neill
Hard ride. You need some serious wattage to get up these climbs.
Jun 10, 2017
Pamela B
Oct 16, 2016
Lisa Dreier
Oct 16, 2016
thomas feistl
Aug 2, 2016
Matt.Velt Veltkamp

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  3.0 from 12 votes

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in Telluride

#10354

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in Telluride

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in Colorado

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When I lived in Telluride back in 1997, this was my favorite trail in the area for mountain biking. I would love to ride it again! Nov 20, 2014

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