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Clear Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful ride from downtown to Mosier Gulch Picnic Area along a forested creek.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

35%

Singletrack

5,613' 1,711 m

High

4,659' 1,420 m

Low

954' 291 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly First part of the trail is an easy ride/hike.

Overview

A beautiful ride that parallels Clear Creek as it makes its way up the mountain. Enjoy a deceptively easy start on doubletrack and pavement that gives way to singletrack and more technical rock gardens.

Description

This trail can be accessed at several points. However, for a "full" ride, the beginning of the trail can be accessed at the Buffalo City Park. From the parking area, ride out on the Greenbelt Trail doubletrack. This section of the trail is deceptively easy. Follow the trail up the mountain until you reach the Veterans Home.

Take Veterans' Lane (on the right) out of the Veterans Home until you nearly reach the highway. Before the highway, turn left onto Highway 16 Bike Path that runs parallel to the road. Follow this path up the mountain until you reach Clear Creek Trailhead on the left.

Continue on the Old Power Plant Loop singletrack trail from this trailhead as it generally runs parallel to both the highway and Clear Creek. The trail will become progressively more technical and there are several intermediate rock gardens in this section.

Stop and take a few pictures of the old power station before following the William J. Mentock Trail to the Mosier Gulch campground. From here, enjoy the ride back to Buffalo as it is nearly all downhill.

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Shared By:

Christopher Bare

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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  4.4 from 9 votes
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Descending Clear Creek Trail
Aug 16, 2019 near Buffalo, WY
Great views near the William J. Mentock Trail.
Mar 16, 2016 near Buffalo, WY
Each of the main trailheads has one of these trail guides.
Feb 28, 2016 near Buffalo, WY

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Jun 6, 2020
Justin Waterson
May 28, 2020
greg orgendorf
mtn bikers for trump!
Jul 23, 2019
Becky Grabert
We MTB'd through downtown from our Campsite to the trail. It follows the creek upstream towards the Mtns. Passed people fishing for rainbow trout… 8.2mi
Jun 1, 2019
Don Bisiar
Beautiful day on Clear Creek trail 15.2mi
Sep 27, 2018
Ron Mccarty
2.5mi