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Strawberry Creek West Trail

Intermediate
 3.1 (11)

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


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Map Key

5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

Singletrack

9,314' 2,839 m

High

8,749' 2,667 m

Low

565' 172 m

Up

796' 243 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

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.

Shared By:

Jeff Ruhle with improvements by Maire Sullivan

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 11 votes

#2

in Tabernash

#17317

Overall
  3.1 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Tabernash

#1,548

in Colorado

#17,317

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Photos

Old homestead ranchers cabin. There's another one in the northeast corner of the meadow by the Cty Rd 6 trailhead.
Jun 16, 2016 near Granby, CO
A beaver built a dam 0.8 miles before the connection with Doe Creek.
Sep 4, 2017 near Granby, CO
July 4, 1946. To say this is an old trail is an understatement. There are more trees with carvings in the area.
Jun 16, 2016 near Granby, CO

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Oct 3, 2020
Steve Crews
Very pretty trail, not super interesting technically. Beaver pond covers part of the trail but you can walk around. About three big logs across trail
Aug 25, 2020
Steve Crews
Jul 24, 2019
Jim Jose
Jun 15, 2019
Jon Jarboe
Lots of downed trees. Really cool backcountry ride. Lots of trail damage due to horses
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