Deer Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,772' 540 m
Descent: -1,872' -571 m
High: 10,648' 3,246 m
Low: 9,374' 2,857 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“Fairly long ride with some leg burning climbs and lots of scenery.”— Adam Kagy
To ride it from Brush Creek, start in town and ride south on the bike path that parallels highway 135. Turn left on Brush Creek Road (County Road 738) and pass the entrance to Skyland. Keep riding out Brush Creek Road past Farris Creek Road and the Strand Hill rides and start to climb up to a Y intersection. At the "Y", stay left and begin climbing more steeply on West Brush Creek Road. The right takes you up East Brush Creek toward Trail 400 and Pearl Pass. The climb gets a little tougher at this point, then levels out before coming to another split in the road. Take another left onto Deer Creek Road. Right takes you further up West Brush Creek toward the Teocalli Ridge Trail. There are wooden signs at these intersections directing you.
Deer Creek continues to climb up a rough doubletrack. Go through a gate at the top of this climb and continue about 1/4 mile to another split in the road. Go left again and ride steeply down down through some aspens. Follow the doubletrack to its end, where the Deer Creek singletrack begins.
After two creek crossings, the trail starts to climb steadily and steeply. The top is a great place to recover and have bite to eat.
From here, the trail weaves and bobs its way along the flanks of Whiterock Mountain, with several descents and a couple stinger ascents, and plenty of fast rolling singletrack sections.
Toward the end of the singletrack, the trail veers hard left at some private property. There is a sign here, dont miss it! Continue to the left through the meadows, then curve right and down to a doubletrack. Take a right on this rough road and ride out to Gothic Road (the main gravel road). Turn left on Gothic Road and head back to Mt. Crested Butte and into town.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association
Nov 12, 2019: CBCC End-of-Season Update
Aug 21, 2019: Building Trails, Building Community
Jun 27, 2019: Photos from Summer Fundraiser 2019