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Deep Creek Trail #418

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 3.1 (17)

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


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7.5

Miles

12.1

KM

Singletrack

10,598' 3,230 m

High

9,109' 2,776 m

Low

1,611' 491 m

Up

1,913' 583 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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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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Shared By:

Paul Byrne

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 17 votes

#12

in Telluride

#14313

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  3.1 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#12

in Telluride

#1,218

in Colorado

#14,313

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You get fantastic views of the San Juans to the south.
Aug 1, 2013 near Mountai…, CO
About 90% of the trail looks like this!
Aug 1, 2013 near Mountai…, CO
One helluva avalanche path.
Aug 1, 2013 near Mountai…, CO

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Jul 24, 2019
Cheyenne wolfe
Aug 10, 2018
John Runyon
Aug 1, 2018
Laurent Outang
Easier downhill from East to West but lots of pushing. The other direction would be better! 7.5mi
May 31, 2018
Carlos Davila Jr.
Dec 12, 2017
Jay Colingham
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