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Canyon Creek Trail

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Trail

11.9 mile 19.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,082' 330 m
Descent: -3,608' -1,100 m
High: 12,562' 3,829 m
Low: 9,245' 2,818 m

Grade

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

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Trail shared by Michael Klimek

A great descent which starts well above treeline and drops into great forest singletrack.

Michael Klimek

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Park at Snowblind campground up Tomichi Pass Rd. (County Rd 888). Pedal 888 up to the treeline; you'll find a trail sign marking the beginning of the Canyon Creek Trail. It starts off with a short pedal followed by a significant hike-a-bike where you'll push nearly a 1,000 vertical feet up a rugged and loose series of switchbacks. A very long, delightful descent follows.

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  4.8 from 12 votes

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Colorado high country riding at its best on the Canyon Creek Trail.
May 31, 2016 near Salida, CO
The above-treeline descending on Canyon Creek is seriously grin-inducing.
Sep 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Big views on Canyon Creek Trail.
Oct 7, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Greg D. showing off his moto brake lever style on Canyon Creek while descending out of the alpine.
Oct 7, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Greg D. finally done with the Canyon Creek hike-a-bike!
Oct 7, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Start of the Canyon Creek singletrack, going to the top
Aug 16, 2016 near Salida, CO

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