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Trail

6.7 mile 10.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 348' 106 m
Descent: -2,137' -651 m
High: 11,189' 3,410 m
Low: 9,079' 2,767 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Kevin League

Primitive and steep singletrack that offers a shorter option than the traditional 'Crest experience.

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Description

Starvation Creek is one of the "children" of the Monarch Crest Trail. The Starvation Creek Trail provides an option for those that want a shorter Monarch Crest experience, than the traditionally longer (but better) Silver Creek / Rainbow Trail ending. The trail is steep and primitive, dropping quickly through the Starvation Creek drainage.

Access the trail from Marshall Pass. Pedal south and turn left on Poncha Creek Road (FR 203), and then take a right on Starvation Creek Road. After about two miles you'll be begin to descend, look for the singeltrack on your right.

The initial decent on singetrack is very steep, once you are down near the creek this rugged trail follows the creek closely until it pops out back onto Poncha Creek Road.

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Sep 21, 2017
Landon Shumaker
Saved by an Aspen
Sep 9, 2017
Captain Blacksox
Part of the Vapor Trail 125 race. 125mi — 20h 00m
Aug 29, 2017
Russell G
BOLO for post off 2 track at the top(someone stole header sign) Easy to miss start Sick ride Give it an intermediate Nothing technical here
Jul 22, 2017
Matt Matt
Jul 29, 2016
Eric Christensen
Sick
Jun 12, 2016
Dylan Pradas
First mile uphill is 25% snow covered. Ride/walk it. All the downhill is in good condition. Great trail. 6.7mi
Apr 18, 2016
Tara Reddinger-Adams
Great trail, much better than Silver. Ride back up Poncha Pass road to make a loop.
Mar 23, 2016
Tara Reddinger-Adams
Rained majority of ride, climb back Poncha Springs road was mud fest. Better than Silver Creek IMO

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#114

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