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greenBlue Spring Creek Trail

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Trail

10.4 mile 16.7 kilometer loop
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,435' 437 m
Descent: -1,435' -437 m
High: 8,275' 2,522 m
Low: 6,842' 2,085 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A fantastic run, right near town!

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is closed December through April for Elk calving.

Overview

This trail has it all, and it's easily accessible from town!

Need to Know

Because it's easy to get to and beautiful, you're likely to see other runners, cyclists, dogs, etc.

Description

Let's review:
  • Beautiful singletrack
  • Wildflowers galore, including enormous Rocky Mountain Columbines (the state flower)
  • Old-growth aspen groves
  • A dozen bridges
  • Cool rock formations
  • A beautiful creek
  • Accessible from downtown

Yes, this trail is amazing! And it's no secret, so you'll undoubtedly see other trail users.

From the bottom, this trail cruises up an easy dirt road for half a mile to a pond and picnic area. Continue up the dirt road another couple tenths, cross the creek, then ascend a steep rocky section of road. From here, the singletrack begins and gets better and better for the next 3+ miles.

The first bit is a bit steep, but not unmanageable. Pass cool rock formations, huge aspens, and a beautiful creek all the way up to the top.

The run down is super fun and fast. Be careful of a few loose sections, though.

A trail of this quality, leaving right from downtown, is indeed a special thing. Enjoy!

Flora & Fauna

Rocky Mountain Columbines (the state flower), and tons of old-growth Aspens. Keep your eyes peeled for deer and moose in the area, as they like to roam the peaceful meadows along the trail. Be sure to read the instructions at the trailhead regarding how to handle a moose encounter, as improper precautions could spell trouble.

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Jul 13, 2018
Maggie Sobolewski
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  4.3 from 9 votes

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