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Mill Creek/Waterline Ride

 4 votes

7.4 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


20%

Singletrack

1,088' 332 m

Ascent

-1,089' -332 m

Descent

9,724' 2,964 m

High

8,723' 2,659 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

All Clear

31 days agoUpdate

A great intermediate ride with good views through aspen, fir, and spruce.

Tom Robson

Overview

With surfaces ranging from paved path, dirt roads, and singletrack, this ride has a little bit of something for everyone. This is a great, shorter ride accessible right from downtown Telluride!

Description

This rides starts quite mellow, with a nice, easy spin on the Bike Path heading west. Enjoy the views; they'll only get better from here!

From the Bike Path, turn right onto Mill Creek Rd, which winds upwards (steeply, at times!) to the Mill Creek Waterline Trail. This grind is paid off with the fun, flowing nature of Mill Creek Waterline.

Take a right turn across the wooden bridge and pass below the Mill Creek climbing area so you can cut loose and let the bike go! The ensuing playful trail is very fun and rolling. Eventually, this contouring trail reaches the Jud Wiebe Trail.

Turn left onto Jud Wiebe Trail, which is very popular with hikers, so keep any eye out and yield for them. While the trail is good for hiking, it is not the most inspiring mountain biking. It is a loose 36-48" wide trail that is a fast and loose descent. It makes for an interesting end to the Mill Creek Waterline! There are a few built features for the downhill, but be careful because there are almost always hikers on the trail.

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Jul 2, 2017
Anders Unruh
Jun 16, 2017
Tim Bock
May 26, 2017
Raúl Gross
Oct 1, 2016
Steven Karney
Jul 10, 2016
Kristi Olson
Included the additional Jud Weibe trail heading to the east

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