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Rock Creek Farm Loop

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11.8 Miles 18.9 Kilometers


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Singletrack

301' 92 m

Ascent

-305' -93 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

5,357' 1,633 m

High

5,137' 1,566 m

Low

Shared By Mike Van Abel

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Dry - 2 underpasses have been recently muddy and flooded. They are dry at the moment. History

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A good fitness ride in east Boulder County when foothills area trails are snow-covered or too wet.

Mike Van Abel

Dogs Leashed

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Open dawn to sundown. A non-motorized trail.

Overview

This ride is a great fitness spin and popular on a cross bike. The scenery is pastoral, countryside and wildlife. It's on 80% separated doubletrack pathways with 20% gravel and paved country roads with good shoulders that are lightly traveled. The ride winds through the historic Rock Creek Farm which is Boulder County open space and the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve. You'll see many different species of raptors, including bald eagles in the winter months. In the fall, watch for pumpkin patch pickers and traffic as the Rock Creek Farm opens up to families picking pumpkins and enjoying fall festival activities.

Need to Know

This ride can be accessed from several trailheads with good parking in Louisville, Lafayette and Broomfield. The Coal Creek Trail is in close proximity to town centers of Louisville and Lafayette where there are good choices for apres ride food and beverages.

Description

The ride is enjoyed on all-weather surface, crusher fine/gravel. It combines the Dry Creek Trail, with the Mary Miller Trail, and the Coal Creek Trail. 80% of this ride is separated doubletrack pathways with 20% gravel and paved country roads with good shoulders that are lightly traveled. Broomfield residents can easily access this ride via the Lake Link Trail and the Rock Creek Trail. Heading west on the Coal Creek Trail will connect you with the town of Superior and the Dirty Bismarck ride and associated trails. Heading east on the Coal Creek Trail will eventually connect you with the town of Erie and trails at Erie Forest.

History & Background

The ride winds through the historic Rock Creek Farm which is Boulder County open space and the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve. You'll see many different species of raptors, including bald eagles in the winter months. In the fall, watch for pumpkin patch pickers and traffic as the Rock Creek Farm opens up to families picking pumpkins and enjoying fall festival activities. Rock Creek Farm was a stop on the Overland Stage route in the mid-1800's. The farm was owned and operated by Mary and Lafayette Miller, the namesake for the town of Lafayette.

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Sep 19, 2018
Travis Arnold
Sep 3, 2018
Jay Boykin
Jun 22, 2018
Ed Krejcik
11.5mi
Jun 20, 2018
Ash Aslam
11.5mi
Apr 16, 2018
Daylene York
12.8mi
Apr 1, 2018
Wendy Korotkin
11mi — 1h 15m
Mar 18, 2018
Mike Snuttjer
Loved it! Clear, totally dry.? Great for those who don't ride much! Beautiful loop!!! 11.8mi
Mar 12, 2018
Matt Novinger
hiking 9.7mi — 3h 00m

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  2.9 from 14 votes

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