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Deep Creek #806

 3.8 (8)

7.9 Miles 12.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

37' 11 m

Ascent

-2,771' -845 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

11,448' 3,489 m

High

8,714' 2,656 m

Low

Shared By Ryan Hickman

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Some Mud, Fallen Trees History

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A fast downhill singletrack following the Deep Creek drainage into Creede.

Ryan Hickman

Dogs Unknown

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Description

For an all downhill ride shuttle a vehicle to the southernmost end of Deep Creek trail. To get there from Creede, take CO HWY 149 west to and take a left on Middle Creek road just before crossing the Rio Grande river for a second time. Follow Middle Creek road until you get to a "Y" in the road and take a left heading towards Spar City on USFS road 528. Stay on USFS road 528 through a few turns until it dead-ends at a clearing and the trailhead. The felled trees you see on your way up the valley are remnants of a 1997 magnitude F2 tornado.

The top of Deep Creek is little used so some good trail finding skills or the MTB Project mobile app will come in handy here. The trail meanders through a couple open meadows serving as cow pastures where you're bound to run into some fresh droppings of the bovine variety if not the depositors themselves. Take in the stunning views of the San Juan and La Garita mountains before you drop into the dense pine forest.

After about 1 mile, the trail will tilt downward starting your gravity fueled journey towards Creede. The trail is non-technical but is fast and narrow at times so watch out for downed timber along the way as the trail is only lightly maintained. From here on, the trail is easily distinguishable with no intersections to take you off course.

About 8 miles, several small creek crossings, and thousands of alpine wild flowers later, you'll arrive at the end of the trail just off Deep Creek road. Heading west, take the sharp first right turn onto Airport road eventually taking you north to CO HWY 149 and back to Creede.

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Nov 25, 2017
Max Koets
Jul 15, 2017
Mark Taylor
Jul 5, 2017
Scott B
10mi
Jun 30, 2017
Ryan Hickman
Sep 1, 2016
Renee Lockey
Aug 3, 2015
Scott B
16mi
Sep 21, 2013
Scott Wickberg
Amazing ride. Video from the ride http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=c4-feed-u&v=1fJlz9fHrKM 13mi — 1h 20m
Jul 25, 2012
Ryan Hickman

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

#1

in Creede

#6459

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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in Creede

#728

in Colorado

#6,459

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Scott B  
Summer 2017 - trail is ridable, with more fallen trees than in previous years. Have ridden to the top and back down in previous years, but didn't have time this year. Descent is steeper at the top. Very pretty and absolutely deserted up there. In Summer 2015 there were much fewer trees across the trail. In the rainy season (Aug) the trail can get muddy. Uphill is a tough ride, but down is a blast. Dec 1, 2017
Nick G  
This trail is a must-ride if you are in the Creede area. It’s a backcountry MTB trail less than 2 miles from downtown Creede. I rode 6.5 miles up from the trailhead (a physical challenge for this 51-yr old flatlander). Beautiful forested trail along Deep Creek packs a challenging climb (progressively steeper beyond the 6 mile mark) with a super-fun decent. Update: All the downed trees have been cleared as of June 2018. Jun 21, 2018
Nick G  
If you're shuttling this trail from the top, follow the trail as it turns left, skirting the treeline on the far side of the upper meadow. Jun 26, 2018

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