Mad Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 694' 212 m
Descent: -80' -25 m
High: 7,392' 2,253 m
Low: 6,778' 2,066 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“An incredibly scenic trail that gets better the higher you go.”— Tom Robson
Pass that, head downhill to a bridge which connects to the Madhouse Trail, which would take you back to the trailhead.
For maximum fun though, continue up the Mad Creek Trail on the left side of the creek for another mile or so through superb aspens and meadows. There are a couple stopping points next to the creek which are great for a snack. It's a smooth, skinny singletrack in this area.
If you're looking to continue your adventure into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness (why not?), this track becomes the Swamp Park Trail.