Spring Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,435' 437 m
Descent: -1,435' -437 m
High: 8,275' 2,522 m
Low: 6,842' 2,085 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A fantastic run, right near town!”— Tom Robson
- 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!
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Mar 24, 2020: Local National Forest and Grassland public use reminders