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Silver Creek Trail

 4.7 (13)

4.4 Miles 7.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-1,727' -526 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

11,228' 3,422 m

High

9,501' 2,896 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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A steep, rocky, loose and narrow section of the Monarch Crest ride.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Silver Creek is a technical descent along its namesake creek. It's a common descent route for the Monarch Crest - IMBA Epic.

The route starts from the intersection with Monarch Crest and dives into a series of switchbacks. Be ready for loose, rocky, and a bit rutted trail in places. Losing elevation quickly, you'll roll out into a narrow open valley. The singletrack tightens up as it begins to parallel the Silver Creek.

From here the route contours across the north side of the drainage. The tread surface alternates from dirt and roots to scree. Keep yourself balanced and ready as you cruise down the valley.

After passing a series of beaver ponds in the drainage below the trail, be prepared for the most technical section of the route. Catch a little air off of a rock drop. You'll find yourself landing in a scenic spot with steep cliffs surrounding you.

The last portion of Silver Creek dives into pine and aspen. You'll cross a wooden bridge, then ride through the creek itself for 100 yards until the tree canopy opens up.

From here you can chose to return via the road or continue onto Rainbow trail.

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Sep 13, 2018
Jason Denley
Aug 4, 2018
Jessica Beaulieu
May 29, 2018
Captain Blacksox
Up Poncha Creek to Marshall, CT to Silver. 25mi — 4h 00m
Sep 25, 2015
lubes 17319
Jul 11, 2015
Clark Sperry
Jun 1, 2015
Ben Calvert
Sep 7, 2014
Matthew Carlson
Scree field is no fun but there's a 2k climb that makes it interesting on the way up and down
Jul 28, 2012
lubes 17319

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  4.7 from 13 votes

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There is allot of loos rock on this descent. Worthy of caution for the less experienced downhiller. Jul 28, 2016

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