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Big Elk Creek #097

Intermediate

Trail

11.9 mile 19.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,003' 610 m
Descent: -192' -59 m
High: 7,485' 2,281 m
Low: 5,674' 1,730 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Brian DiLenge

Excellent trail with a good, shorter out-and-back trip option to Dry Canyon #4125 through some amazing scenery.

Brian DiLenge

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Family Friendly A nice wide trail with short gradual elevation gains and small downhills.

It will get snowed in and not plowed.

Description

A nice wide trail with an easy, moderate grade and amazing scenery. I rode it in the early winter after the hunters were out and it made a fun, exciting fat tire run. I did go about two miles past Dry Canyon junction and it does start to change a bit to more narrow, rougher, and rockier trail. Don't forget your camera as it has just amazing rock features.

The trail stays pretty close to the creek and makes for a really nice ride up the canyon through some park-like groves and down long, narrow, and peaceful meadows. I stopped at the junction with Dry Canyon #4125 where you can make a choice to either continue up Big Elk Creek or turn to the east, the trail is marked, and head up Dry Canyon. All off these trails also head into Wyoming.

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ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#322

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Chilly Riding Big Elk Creek
Dec 6, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Big Elk Creek
Dec 6, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Typical terrain and scenery for the trail.
Dec 14, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Looking back in the direction of the trailhead.
Dec 14, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )

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