Spring Creek Trail

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Trail

10.4 Miles 16.7 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

1,435' 437 m

Ascent

-1,435' -437 m

Descent

8,275' 2,522 m

High

6,842' 2,085 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Bad / Closed

51 days agoUpdate

A fantastic ride, right from town!

Nick Wilder

Overview

Closed Dec 1st - Apr 15th for elk herding
This trail has it all, and you can ride it right from town!
Family Friendly: The popular, well-mantained trail is great for all.

Need to Know

Because it's easy to get to and beautiful, you're likely to see other riders, hikers, dogs, etc. on the way down. It's a fast and flowy descent, so it's easy to get a ton of speed. Be careful and be courteous.

Description

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  • Fast, flowing singletrack
  • Wildflowers galore, including enormous Rocky Mountain Columbines (the state flower)
  • Old-growth aspen groves
  • A dozen bridges
  • Cool rock formations
  • A beautiful creek
  • A downhill-only shuttle option
  • Departs from downtown


Yes, this trail is amazing! And it's no secret, so be careful and courteous as you rip down it. You can do it as an out and back, or it's very easy to set up a shuttle and just enjoy the down.

From the bottom, you cruise up an easy dirt road for half a mile to a pond and picnic area. Continue up the dirt road another couple tenths, cross the creek, then ascend a steep rocky section of road. From here, the singletrack begins and gets better and better for the next 3+ miles.

The first bit is a bit steep, but easy for intermediate riders. Pass cool rock formations, huge aspens, and a beautiful creek all the way up to the top.

The ride down is super fun and fast. Be careful of a few loose sections, especially given the sudden corners and high likelihood of other trail users.

A trail of this quality, leaving right from downtown, is indeed a special thing. Enjoy!

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  4.5 from 14 votes

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Bad / Closed 51 days ago

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This is by far the most popular trail in the Steamboat area for hikers, kids, dogs etc... Please consider other trails for your downhill shuttling adventures. Jul 20, 2014


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