Clear Creek

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6
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
6,922
elevation (ft)
9.3
avg mph
8
ridden
4
wishlist
0:00
avg time

Out & Back
AVERAGE RATING
3.83 out of 5
About This Trail
added by John Fisch Epic on May 30, 2008
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The first mile of this trail is rather uninteresting singletrack and you may wonder why you're here. After that, however, the trail gets much better. You parallel the stream, which runs real well in the spring and is very pretty. The trees get more interesting, and the trail gets much more interesting. Most of it is a great, middle-ring moderate climb, with a few cool rock moves thrown in. Unfortunately, after just three miles, the singletrack turns back to doubletrack then dirt road. This is a good turnaround point. However, if you don't mind dirt road, the ride further up the canyon is very scenic.
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kent6976 on May 1, 2013
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Review: Fun trail for a beginner. Beautiful landscape. Great for a day ride

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RoadWarrior on February 2, 2012
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Review: In the summer of 2011, Two sections of single-track were added. This connected 2 sections of double-track and Brush Creek Trail. Ridden as an out and back from town, it makes for a 36 mile epic. Buffalo Elev. 4500', end of trail 7700' Trail starts between the Super 8, and The Big Horn Travel Center (good place for a pre-ride breakfast, and after ride shower $$). Begins as an asphalt Rail-Trail, goes down Main St, through a park, then becomes gravel. Trail will continue along Clear Creek to the Veterans Home property, then up to Hwy 16 for a short paved trail section. Take a left on Turkey Lane, and in 1/4 mile turn right into the parking lot. Single-track starts here. First mile is easy then becomes a little more difficult. After passing the spur trail to the Mosier Gulch TH, continue straight, go around gate and continue on the dirt road. At the water intake dam road ends and ST starts straight ahead to the right. Trail will now climb 1200' in 2 1/4 miles via 34 switchbacks. At the top continue straight on the DT. after 1 mile DT will make a sharp right, ST will be on the left (steel post). Follow this flowing ST back down to Clear Creek (actually the creek comes up to meet you as you only have to descend 300'). Trail will follow the creek for a short distance. Now is decision time. To continue you will need to ford the creek, water will be close to knee deep or higher and will be COLD. Past the creek the new trail will continue for Appx. 3/4 mile and merge with old Brush Creek trail. The trail is mostly clear and blazed, but not bike friendly. The first 1/4 mile will be mostly hike a bike. then will become increasingly rideable as you get further up into the meadow. (Brush Creek trail will probably see some improvements in the near future) At the top you will come to a dirt road. Right will take you to Hwy 16, Go left a couple hundred yards for a view of the Big Horn Mountains. Refuel, rest, enjoy the view, then head back, Except for one short climb it's down hill all the way back. While some may not like the DT sections, they are necessary to keep the big grin from becoming permanently etched on your face!

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runningredbones on March 11, 2010
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Review: This is a fun ride but not too difficult. It would be much better if it was longer as it is pretty short. Overall, not bad ride.

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brgstrm on November 3, 2009
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Review: The other reviews are pretty accurate. The trail is so short that it's better suited as an afterwork ride or doing laps on it. The grade is very subdued but noticeable coming down because there is very little pedaling involved.

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cristanellij on August 13, 2009
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Review: Nothing too technical, you can continue it out on a two track at the upper TH. Well maintained

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RoadWarrior on April 20, 2009
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Review: Excellent but short trail. A few larger rocks to get some air. Suitable for beginner to expert. Very scenic. First mile is easy, after that more interesting. Can ride to TH from town mostly on paved trails. (4 mi 500 Ft Elv.. gain)

* Review edited 2/2/2012

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Clear Creek MTB Trail 3.83 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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