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Little Lower Spring Creek Loop

 3 votes

Length

11.1 Miles 17.9 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,122' 342 m

Ascent

-1,122' -342 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

7,268' 2,215 m

High

6,457' 1,968 m

Low

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All Clear 12 days ago
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An underrated ride nestled in a deep and scenic canyon.

Tom Robson

Overview

With two creek crossings, some flow, some tech, and a lot of fun descending, this ride provides riders with the full MTB gamut.
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Need to Know

Two stream crossings and a steep uphill/downhill are the main hazards of this ride. The downhill/uphill is the first and last section of the trail. The stream crossings are obvious and likely won't be a problem in summer/fall.

Description

From the parking lot off of Dave Wood Road, descend the incredibly steep Lower Spring Creek Trail. This trail has large loose stones and very tight switchbacks; descend at your own speed!

From the end of the first descent, turn right onto Lower Spring Creek North Connector. This trail is a newly built (2017) trail that winds its way towards the creek. Descend these switchbacks to Spring Creek itself, which can be a deep (but manageable) crossing in Spring.

From the stream crossing, the trail heads north and enters the Old Spring Canyon Road. Turn left onto this road and follow it west. Though not incredibly technical, this road does ascend some chunky rock gardens, so save some energy for those.

After avoiding multiple cacti and jackrabbits, the road will dead end and turn into the brand new (2017) Lower Spring Creek South Connector. This trail is incredibly well-built and winds its way uphill to the highpoint of this ride. From there, the trail then heads east and descends back to Spring Creek. Unlike the other stream crossing, this one is incredibly deep in Spring. Be sure to use the rope that crosses the stream as a brace, and work your way methodically through the freezing water.

After the final stream crossing, the trail switchbacks to Lower Spring Creek Trail itself. This trail is a blast to descend and allows you to absolutely rip. Watch for loose rocks and blind turns as you make your way down, but mostly this trail is just pure technical bliss.

This ride's finale is a hike-a-bike back to the parking lot!

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May 7, 2018
Jesse McPeek
11.1mi
Mar 22, 2018
Adam Miller
Sep 18, 2017
Michael Winn
12mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

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  4.0 from 3 votes
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#252

in Colorado

#1,997

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Creek crossings are no problem after spring runoff - May-early June. Jul 15, 2017

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