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Indian Creek Loop #800

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 4.0 (19)

A beautiful, wooded singletrack loop.


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14.4

Miles

23.2

KM

90%

Runnable

7,857' 2,395 m

High

6,264' 1,909 m

Low

2,288' 698 m

Up

2,299' 701 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

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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Kristen Arendt

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Photos

Meadow on Indian Creek Loop.
Nov 25, 2015 near Roxboro…, CO
View west from fire road.
Apr 12, 2020 near Roxboro…, CO
Indian Creek Loop 800 in late March
Mar 27, 2020 near Roxboro…, CO
Looking south to 67.
Apr 12, 2020 near Roxboro…, CO
Crossing Bear Creek in early April.
Apr 12, 2020 near Roxboro…, CO
Fire road
Apr 12, 2020 near Roxboro…, CO

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Apr 2, 2021
Jeff Erickson
Really snowy, post holing through most of it. Still beautiful 4mi
Aug 15, 2020
Veronica Gruning
Only did part of it
May 17, 2020
Rob Pressly
May 16, 2020
Corbin Larsen
Fantastic loop, longest run of my life so far 17.5mi — 3h 49m
Dec 7, 2019
Erika Tokarz
9mi
Jul 13, 2019
Eric Stanfield
12mi — 2h 20m
Feb 10, 2019
Karen Smidt
Waterton and eat side of Roxborough are good. Indian Creek is not! postholing up to my knees the whole way. I broke trail for y'all though!! 25mi
Sep 9, 2018
Hendrixson
2,815 ft elevation gain. Missed a turn and ended up climbing the Waterton Canyon / CO Trail hill. 15.2mi — 3h 42m