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Mad Creek Trail

 4.3 (4)

3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

776' 237 m

Ascent

-157' -48 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

7,395' 2,254 m

High

6,775' 2,065 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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Minor Issues 10 hours ago
Some Mud - First half great, last half slightly muddy, still very rideable and fun. 10/17/18 History

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Fast and scenic trail that gets better the higher you go.

Nick Wilder

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Description

Immediately start grinding up a wide singletrack high above the creek. It can be tough since you've had no warm-up and it's pretty consistent for over a mile and fully exposed to the sun. You'll pass a gate on the left (which heads over to Red Dirt Trail), and shortly thereafter to a historic (and photogenic) barn.

Pass that, head downhill to a bridge which connects to the Madhouse Trail, which would take you back to the trailhead.

For maximum fun though, continue up the Mad Creek Trail on the left side of the creek for another mile or so through superb aspens and meadows. There are a couple pullovers next to the creek which are great for a snack. It's a smooth, skinny singletrack in this area, and ends all too quickly at the Mount Zirkel Wilderness boundary. Bikes are not allowed in any wilderness zone in the USA. Turn around and enjoy the descent!

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May 21, 2018
Chris Holder
7.6mi
Apr 25, 2018
Craig America
Jun 8, 2017
Aaron Hardy
6mi — 1h 00m
Nov 26, 2016
Tal Thevenot
Great short hike and fun exploring the Mad Barn. 3.8mi
Aug 14, 2016
Ethan Beltramo
3.8mi — 2h 00m
Jul 5, 2016
kyle foust
Aug 17, 2015
Steph Hs

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