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blueBlack Scotch Creek Loop

  4.3 ( 6 ) Favorite

Trail

19.5 mile 31.3 kilometer loop
75% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,254' 992 m
Descent: -3,252' -991 m
High: 10,932' 3,332 m
Low: 8,446' 2,574 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

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Trail shared by Lyle Tucker

A nearly epic ride with long climbs, amazing views along the Colorado Trail, and an insane downhill.

Lyle Tucker

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Overview

This old school singletrack loop uses a great section of the Colorado Trail overlooking Hermosa Creek Trail and a long aggressive downhill on the Salt Creek Trail #733.

Need to Know

Steep downhill.

Description

Park outside of Rico and pedal up the road for about one mile. Head up Scotch Creek - Forest Road 580 until you come upon the Colorado Trail. Turn right (south) and enjoy a cross country style segment with rolling ups and downs for many miles.

Just before the 14-mile mark, look for FS Road 564.B and Salt Creek Trail #733. This trail has a gentle beginning then gets progressively steeper until you kick out on to Highway 145, to head back to your car.

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Aug 18, 2018
Chris Reap
Jul 29, 2018
Taryn Olson

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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#219

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#1,523

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