Dry Creek Canyon Trails
ElevationAscent: 1,622' 494 m
Descent: -1,616' -492 m
High: 6,586' 2,007 m
Low: 5,922' 1,805 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
Popular rides nearby
141.2 mi 227.3 km • Point to Point • 14,871 ft Ascent 4532.78 m Ascent
Lower Spring Creek Loop
15.0 mi 24.1 km • Loop • 1,709 ft Ascent 520.81 m Ascent
Cerro Summit Trail System
1.6 mi 2.6 km • Point to Point • 108 ft Ascent 33.04 m Ascent
47 Trail (403)
9.8 mi 15.8 km • Point to Point • 837 ft Ascent 255.03 m Ascent
Crossroads Trails: Hotchkiss Colorado Recreation Center and Highschool
7.8 mi 12.6 km • Loop • 533 ft Ascent 162.56 m Ascent
Seize the Cheese
20.1 mi 32.3 km • Loop • 1,813 ft Ascent 552.45 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“This is a fun intermediate/advanced tour of Dry Creek Canyon.”— Garry Baker
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
This featured ride starts at the parking lot below the wooden power poles, 1.5 miles from the canyon rim parking lot.
Wherever you start, the singletrack begins a few hundred yards below the rim of Dry Creek Canyon on the Coyote Cutoff trail. This is a cross-country trail with several climbs and some interesting downhill switchbacks. At the end of Coyote Cutoff, turn right on the 4WD road connector between Coyote Cutoff to Coyote Ridge. This road descends to a drainage, then climbs to an overlook. Coyote Ridge singletrack begins here and is marked with a brown BLM sign.
Enjoy the views into Dry Creek Canyon along Coyote Ridge. This trail climbs for about 1/4 mile, then begins a sustained downhill section to the bottom of the canyon. Great views and a little exposure keep it spicy. Turn left on the Tabeguache Trail - Dry Creek Section, cross the creek on the Ralph Files Bridge (a bit south of the 4WD creek crossing), and begin the climb up.
The road features several steep strenuous climbs, then levels out. After 2.5 miles on Tabeguache Trail - Dry Creek Section, take a right on Piney Creek, another fast downhill trail that connects to Red Wall Trail. Take Red Wall Trail back to Tabeguache Trail - Dry Creek Section, over the Ralph Files Bridge, and ride back to your vehicle.
Biked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Uncompahgre Field Office