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Elk Creek

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Length

20.1 Miles 32.3 Kilometers


15%

Singletrack

Elevation

3,126' 953 m

Ascent

-3,123' -952 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

10,812' 3,295 m

High

8,567' 2,611 m

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This loop ride climbs over 3,000 vertical feet on a relatively equal mix of DT, ATV trail and ST.

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

Some of the climbs are steep and technical, but the majority is moderate. There are several opportunities to shorten the ride if time, or energy are waning.
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Dogs: Off-leash

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Description [Suggest Changes]

0.0 miles- Start at Fraser Outdoor Activity Center, cross and head south US Hwy 40 for .05 miles.

.05 miles- Right on Co Rd 72dirt road for 2.7 miles.
2.7 miles- Left on Elk Meadow trail for 1 mile.
3.7 miles- Right on D2 dirt road for .6 miles.
4.3 miles- Right on FS 158 dirt road for .3 miles.
4.6 miles- Left on Sunken Bridges/ FS 886.2 for 1.2 miles.
5.8 miles- Cross FS 159 and continue up FS 891.2/Elk Creek for 1.8 miles.
7.6 miles- Left on Elk Creek Loop trail for 1.1 miles.
8.7 miles- Veer right and continue on Elk Creek Loop trail for 4.0 miles.
12.7 miles- Turn left on Elk Creek/ FS 891.2 for 1.8 miles.
14.5 miles- Turn left on FS 159 dirt road for .7 miles.
15.2 miles- Turn right on Zoom singletrack for 1.0 miles.
16.2 miles- Continue straight on Chainsaw singletrack for .7 miles.
16.9 miles- Turn left on Co Rd 72dirt road for 2.4 miles.
19.3 miles- Turn left at US Hwy 40 for .2 miles. Cross at Fraser Outdoor Activity Center.
19.5 miles- End of ride.

Alternate route is to start at the trailhead and avoid 4 miles of two lane dirt road riding.

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Sep 18, 2016
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Karlewski Decker
Golden, Co
Karlewski Decker   Golden, Co
I would classify this ride as a gravel grinder more than anything, minimal technical and LOTS of downed trees. It makes 3000 vertical feet seem not to bad aside for a few loose rock climbs which are just kind of crappy. I would strongly suggest staying on the lower portions of this area and enjoying the single track! Oct 15, 2017

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