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blueBlack Deep Creek #806

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Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -2,771' -845 m
High: 11,448' 3,489 m
Low: 8,714' 2,656 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Hickman

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

Ryan Hickman

E-Bikes 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

#7270

Overall
  3.8 from 8 votes
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1 Star
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Rankings

#1

in Creede

#784

in Colorado

#7,270

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