MTB Project Logo

Madhouse Trail

 2 votes

Length

3.2 Miles 5.1 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

452' 138 m

Ascent

-857' -261 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

7,522' 2,293 m

High

6,722' 2,049 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A less-good alternative to the Mad Creek Trail.

Nick Wilder

Overview

Description

From the Mad Creek Trail, go back down the road a quarter mile and look for a dirt road heading east and uphill. There are confusing private property signs here, but the road is the correct public access point (just don't go off it). Pass two cattle gates and leave them closed behind you.

Past the gates, follow the road up a steep, steady, hot, and exposed climb. It's smooth, so just grind it out and it gets prettier and easier as you get near the top. Pass through a beautiful meadow, then through a pass and down the other side in to Mad Creek. This second section is more lush and more enjoyable riding. You'll end with a bridge crossing that connects to the Mad Creek Trail.

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 20, 2016
Tom McKim
Aug 19, 2016
Tom McKim
May 29, 2016
Jeff Lube

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 2 votes

#20168

Overall
  2.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
50%
Rankings

#2,001

in Colorado

#20,168

Overall
8 Views Last Month
354 Since Jun 25, 2014
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

50%
0%
50%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter