Shingle Creek

 5 votes

3.5 Miles 5.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-1,781' -543 m

Descent

5,556' 1,693 m

High

3,775' 1,151 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Unknown

Update

A rippin' drop off the Ridge Road into Dry Creek.

Chris Wandervans

Overview

The upper part is usually snowbound until May.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

From the Ridge Road the trail starts out with a very steep descent and goes through a number of switchbacks that come up very fast. This section is a brake burner, so watch those rotors at the bottom of the steep descent. Once you hit the creek the trail flattens out a little bit but remains very challenging.

The trail is very narrow and can be off-camber in sections so you'll need to stay on your toes unless you want to get tossed into the creek. Pick your way through the rocks as you descend and the trail will start to get easier as you leave the pine trees. There is one very tricky rock section in the last of the pine trees that can bounce you off a cliff, so stay on top of things.

As the trail goes into open sagebrush the speed picks up for a while as you cross the creek a couple of times. Then you'll skirt the creek as you weave your way through the tight rocks. The trail opens up in the last section before you hit Dry Creek.

Watch out for rattlesnakes in early summer as they emerge from their dens.

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