“A fun, non-technical trail climbing/descending through the San Juan National Forest.”
— Mike Vuytos
Elbert Creek has two main sections bisected at Forest Road 581.
Mostly ridden as a downhill from FR 581, Elbert Creek's east section ends at the parking area near the Needles Conoco gas station on Hwy 550. It can be ridden uphill, but expect to hike-a-bike in a few steep spots.
The west section, ridden east to west, is a less trafficked trail. Though challenging, this trail section will leave most riders satisfied. Be prepared, the trail can be steep in places and will require use of GPS track or the MTB Project MTB Project mobile app
to stay on track. This ride dumps you out near Big Bend trail and the bridge on Hermosa Creek.