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Indian Creek Loop #800

 6 votes

Length

14.4 Miles 23.2 Kilometers

90%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

2,288' 698 m

Ascent

-2,299' -701 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

7,857' 2,395 m

High

6,264' 1,909 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 6 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy: Mid-Feb, 85-90% of trails are mud, slush, snow, ice, or ice covering snow. Climb from Bear Creek to CG is a river of ice. History

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A beautiful, wooded singletrack loop.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

As of February 2018, the parking fee is $7.

Dogs are allowed on the National Forest portion of the trail on leash. However, dogs are now allowed in the section that skirts the western edge of Roxborough State Park.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The singletrack trail starts at the NW corner of the Indian Creek Trailhead parking lot, just behind the pit toilette. Look for and follow trail signs reading trail #800 (east leg). Start with a short 1-mile climb to an intersection of a dirt road and the Ringtail Trail. Congratulations - you've just reached the loop's high point!

The next 8 miles are all downhill. Continue north along the dirt road marked with the #800 trail sign for 3 fast miles. Once reaching a large power line tower, look for the singletrack to start back up to the east. An awesome mile long section of downhill now awaits.

Around 5.5 miles, you'll enter Roxborough State Park - please note that this portion of the Indian Creek Trail #800 may be labeled as Powerline Trail. This is the only trail in Roxborough State Park where bikes and equestrians are allowed.

Next you'll reach a crossing trail, turn left or north to continue along trail #800. The next section is made up of a wide singletrack. After reaching a meadow, the trail bends to the west with some more downhill with some roots and rocks so watch your footing.

Continue along Trail #800 passing a trail that turns to the right which heads to the dirt road of Waterton Canyon. After a few creek crossings and the loop's first steep and challenging climb, you'll reach the turning point in the loop. Here you climb back to the south staying on trail #800 (west leg).

At about mile 11, you have a short downhill to Bear Creek in which the trail follows back to your starting point at Indian Creek Trailhead.

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Sep 16, 2017
Nina McVicker
Gorgeous, well-maintained trail. Mountain bikes were sparse, perfect day. 15mi — 3h 45m
May 21, 2017
Lynda Wacht
Mar 5, 2017
Lynda Wacht
Jul 4, 2016
Aaron Knox
14.5mi

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Great trail and description. The steep "roundup" spur trail climb at mile ~9.5 did me in, so staying on the Bear Creek trail in that section would have been a better choice. Nov 25, 2015

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