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Rock Creek + Tepee Creek Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Climb 1,250ft on winding fire road, then descend on rocky singletrack through no less than 16 creek crossings.


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18.8

Miles

30.2

KM

70%

Singletrack

10,171' 3,100 m

High

8,883' 2,707 m

Low

2,363' 720 m

Up

2,365' 721 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

The route combines two excellent pine forest trails: Rock Creek and Tepee Creek. This is the most commonly ridden route in the Gore Pass Bike Trail area - and for good reason.

Once you climb the 5.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trailhead, you'll enjoy backcountry singletrack along some remote areas of Lynx Pass and Gore Pass. The author spotted bull and cow moose in Rock Creek, as well as golden eagle, grouse, and countless deer from trailside.

The views are amazing, and the singletrack is challenging and a lot of fun. This isn't a polished, machine-made trail. You'll experience some rocky technical sections to keep you on your toes, quite a few punchy and steep climbs, and no less than 16 creek crossings. Many of the creek crossings are rideable... but some are deep enough that you might get your feet wet... crystal clear water in the heart of summer. Bring your water filter, as there are cattle grazing in the area.

Need to Know

Parking available at Gore Pass Bike Trailhead (with men's and women's restrooms), and camping is available at numerous spots along the forest roads in the area.

Description

You'll likely start at the Gore Pass Bike Trailhead at the bottom of the mountain. From there, climb up Forest Service Road 263 for 5.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trail trailhead - which is marked by a camp area, fire ring, and a few boulders blocking large vehicles from accessing the singletrack of Rock Creek.

You'll quickly descend towards Rock Creek, and then ride creekside for a few miles, sweeping in and out of the forest.

After a few creek crossings, you'll descend FSR268 for a few miles until you reach the Tepee Creek Trail singletrack. Punchy climbs, more creek crossings and singletrack await.

You'll end up crossing FSR263, and from there it's a fast and rowdy DH to the finish.

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Shared By:

Chris Conley

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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#218

in Colorado

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High Rock Creek Valley.
Sep 3, 2020 near Kremmling, CO
Sunrise near Rock Creek singletrack.
Sep 3, 2020 near Kremmling, CO
Morning on Rock Creek.
Sep 3, 2020 near Kremmling, CO
Views of Mt. Powell from FSR263, the beginning climb of Rock Creek/Tepee Creek Loop.
Sep 3, 2020 near Kremmling, CO

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