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Strawberry Creek West Trail

 4 votes

5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

565' 172 m

Ascent

-796' -243 m

Descent

9,314' 2,839 m

High

8,749' 2,667 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

All Clear

74 days agoUpdate

Beautiful single and doubletrack that winds through alpine valley meadows and streams.

jjruhle Ruhle

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Starting off at the parking lot for the high lonesome hut, take off on the doubletrack towards to the high lonesome hut. You'll wind through several meadows, over bridges and through streams, all of which are beautiful. After about 2 miles, you'll get to a fork, the right going to the High Lonesome Hut and the left going to the trail you continue on. Be warned, this section can be very muddy, even if it has not rained for a while.

After another quarter to half a mile, the trail finally gets less muddy and turns to singletrack. Shortly after the singletrack starts, there is another form. From here, you can cross a narrow log bridge to the right (recommended) or keep going straight to cross the stream (usually very muddy). After that, you'll continue working you way down the drainage, past a usually abandoned hunting camp, and to the intersection of the Caribou Trail. Stay left here to keep on the Strawberry Creek West Trail where you'll immediately cross a stream and then ride around the edge of the meadow with some fantastic views. The next intersection will be that with Doe Trail on the left. There is some singletrack that continues straight, which will take you to Strawberry Park, if you want to do a little extra exploring.

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Aug 20, 2017
Mike Sargent
Jul 3, 2017
Isaias Arena
Fallen trees
Jun 18, 2017
Me Person
out 3 miles and back, with R, A (10), and E (8). It was too steep for A. 6mi
Jul 17, 2016
Kris Kilton
Jul 9, 2016
Natalie Erlendson
Jun 19, 2016
Stephen King
11h 42m

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 74 days ago
Dry - Trail is in good condition. There are some areas the trail get a little uneven due to previous mud spots and wild life walking in the trail. BIG THING TO CONSIDER if you are connecting with Doe Creek. A beaver built a dam in the creek, probably 0.8 miles before the connection with Doe Creek. If you want to get to Doe Creek trail you are going to get wet. You can walk on top of the dam which is quiet firm but I'll recommend to bring flip flops to avoid getting your shoes wet. I upload a picture too.
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Usually an enjoyable ride but as of early July 2017 fallen trees have reduced the enjoyment. Overall, there are probably 75 - 100 down trees across the trail just in the ride from the trailhead down and around the meadow to the bench and back. Still beautiful with a fast flowing creek alongside a good portion of the ride but be aware of the down trees in selecting this trail. Jul 10, 2017
Charlie Davis
Denver
Charlie Davis   Denver
Trees have been cleared from the main road to the hut. Monsoon season has started and mud is becoming problematic, making this trail impassible past the hut. Jul 22, 2017

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