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A very steep and beautiful descent


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Singletrack

10,745' 3,275 m

High

8,452' 2,576 m

Low

38' 12 m

Up

2,331' 711 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

This is highly recommended as a descent only. It's just too steep to enjoy going uphill for almost everyone.

Description

Despite having "creek" in its name, this trail follows a ridgeline from the CT - Segment 27 all the way down to the highway and the Dolores River. It passes through spectacular aspen forest with occasionally great views.

This trail is a true underrated gem of the SW CO region! Absolutely ripping descent with a beautiful mix of terrain! From fast and flowy, to steep and rocky, there is a great mix. In the spring and fall, the upper section has beautiful soil that just makes you giddy to ride. The lower section becomes a tad more rocky and challenging as it it littered with root and rock sections while also having moments of exposure. A must do during the fall as there are large section of aspens that make you feel like you are riding through tunnels of gold. I highly recommend this trail for someone that is gravity focused and wants a backcountry trail that has more technical bits to it!

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Storm Perrella

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

#2

in Mancos

#7871

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  4.4 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Mancos

#724

in Colorado

#7,871

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Aspen grove along the Salt Creek downhill.
Aug 4, 2020 near Rico, CO
Amazing aspens on Salt Creek Trail
Aug 28, 2018 near Rico, CO
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May 25, 2020
Ryan Mickelson
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