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Spring Creek Trail 1160.1

Intermediate
 4.5 (99) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fantastic ride, right from town!


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

85%

Singletrack

8,285' 2,525 m

High

7,149' 2,179 m

Low

44' 13 m

Up

1,176' 358 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly The popular, well-mantained trail is great for all.

Closed Dec 1st - Apr 15th for elk herding.

Overview

This trail has it all, and you can ride it right from town!

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

Let's review:
  • 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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by linda asuma-weinstein

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  4.5 from 99 votes

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Photos

Pedaling past beautiful columbines on Spring Creek.
Jun 26, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
Make sure to ride up Panorama trail before riding downhill Spring Creek
Oct 11, 2017 near Steambo…, CO
Golden ferns along Flash of Gold trail
Oct 11, 2017 near Steambo…, CO
Out of the aspens and around the bend on Spring Creek.
Jun 26, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
First big turn descending Spring Creek
Jun 26, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
When you see this means you're almost there at the top
Oct 11, 2017 near Steambo…, CO

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Oct 8, 2022
Patrick Burns
This is a really nice climb
Aug 7, 2022
Loren D
Beautiful ride through the forest. Nothing really tech, but some steep sections you'll need to pace yourself on. 3.7mi — 1h 00m
Oct 7, 2021
Tyler Smeenk
from town, up and bomb down 10.6mi
Sep 20, 2021
Fallon Feast
Aug 30, 2021
Adam Konczewski
Aug 28, 2021
Mason Brown
Aug 7, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Jul 26, 2021
Kearse George

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