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A favorite singletrack descent with a few technical features along the way.


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8.4

Miles

13.6

KM

Singletrack

8,254' 2,516 m

High

6,545' 1,995 m

Low

357' 109 m

Up

1,718' 524 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This trail starts about a mile from the trailhead, off to the right from the dirt road.

The first part of the trail is a doubletrack climb to the edge of Spring Creek Canyon. As you approach the canyon, turn right and parallel it for about 1-1/2 mile. If you find mud or puddles on this upper part of the ride, choose a different trail as the lower canyon will be very muddy. Ride over a narrow cattleguard through a fence. A 160 degree turn left off of this doubletrack takes you steeply down into the canyon with a loose doubletrack and a number of jumpable berms.

After you reach the canyon bottom, turn right and cross the gate to the Lower Spring Canyon. Here is where the fun singletrack descent starts. There are a few rocky sections and a couple of short steep climbs. Watch out for cactus.

Unfortunately, there is a steep, loose section at the north end that usually requires you to hike your bike up. Once you get back to the canyon rim it is a short jaunt back to the trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tim Judkins with improvements by Edd Franz

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 16 votes

#1

in Montrose

#709

Overall
  4.8 from 16 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Montrose

#195

in Colorado

#709

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Photos

That's Lower Spring Creek down there! Taken from the top of the hike out.
Jan 25, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Catching some air!
Jul 26, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Mini trail workers on Lower Spring Creek's sweet singletrack.
Jan 25, 2016 near Montrose, CO
North end of Lower Spring Creek Trail
Jan 17, 2015 near Montrose, CO
All smiles and good riding.
Jul 15, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Upper flat on the Lower Springs Creek Trail.
Jul 15, 2017 near Montrose, CO
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