This is an excellent out and back ride when time is limited.
Blue River Trail begins at the first major curve in Boreas Pass Road
, but can also be accessed from the Little Mountain Trails (Southside Trail
, Illinois Creek
Trail) from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena
From Boreas Pass Road
to Illinois Creek
the trail is mellow. Just after passing Illinois Creek
Trail and crossing a boardwalk, the Blue River Trail begins to climb a recently realigned trail section before leveling off.
After passing a small, sometimes dry pond the trail continues to climb at an agreeable gradient for about a mile. The trail tops out 300' from paved Indiana Creek Road
. Descend to the road, turn right (west) and look for the trail continuation about 200' downhill on the opposite side of the road.
Descend singletrack to a right bend and continue along Indiana Creek to another paved road: Spruce Valley Drive. Turn left and look for the trail continuation just past the creek, left of the road, up an embankment.
The trail climbs steeply for a few hundred feet, then rolls for about 1/2 mile before reaching a flume. The trail follows the flume and ends at Blue River Road.
Turn around and descend back to Town.