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Haflin Creek Trail

 8 votes

Length

3.9 Miles 6.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

24' 7 m

Ascent

-2,871' -875 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

9,483' 2,891 m

High

6,637' 2,023 m

Low

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All Clear 74 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy - With the crazy drought this year we could still ride in February! Little muddy but nothing that should hold anyone back History

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An awesome technical trail close to Durango with a big flowy descent.

Narwhal Lo

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This is one of Durango's best, that is, when it has been recently cleared. Its raw and wild. Be prepared for a LONG, technical descent. The Missionary Ridge fire of 2001 ripped through most of the trail leaving quite a few widow makers. Most of the dead trees have fallen at this point. The trail has been cleared sometime around early May for the last few years, so that is the best time to hit it. Riding it in the spring is also advantageous because the vegetation is minimal and the visibility is a lot better. Later in the summer the trail gets a lot more narrow and choked out. When not cleared expect a few trees down

This ride typically starts at the USFS gate at the top of 071 road at the top of Durango Hills subdivision. Leave a vehicle at the bottom of the trail for a shuttle that still requires about 700 ft of climbing. From the gate, follow the road until you see another split off to the left, take that for about 300 feet then turn right onto singletrack which is the beginning of the Missionary Ridge Trail. Go up that for a little bit while looking for Haflin on your left. Enjoy the views and get ready for the downhill.

Haflin Creek Trail starts off fast and tight with thick vegetation. Afterwards, there are steep technical sections with loose rock. Midway down is ripping fast and flowy. The bottom of the trail will remind you of Moab, with lots of fun ledges to pop off of. Check in at 2nd Ave Sports for the latest conditions.

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Feb 8, 2018
Andrew Doody
Blown away with this trail! The long climb is totally worth it. Steep shoots and very exposed single make for a treacherous ride .
Jun 3, 2017
Ashley A
May 21, 2014
Patrick Yarbrough

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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#418

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Anyone ridden this recently? Know about them possible dead trees? May 31, 2017
Narwhal Lo
Durango, CO
Narwhal Lo   Durango, CO
Yes it was cleared this spring thanks to the USFS hotshots. The upper part of trail was widened last summer thanks to Mint. The bottom is dry moon dust right now. Jun 1, 2017

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