Deer Creek

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Singletrack
↑ 3,500 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
8,699
elevation (ft)
8.2
avg mph
21
ridden
13
wishlist
1:60
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.00 out of 5
About This Trail
added by GimmeAraise Gnarly on July 19, 2011
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One of the best long rides to open up early is Deer Creek. It faces south, southwest and traverses a relatively moderate elevation. This is a fairly long ride. Take lots of water and plan on enjoying the great views of the north side of Crested Butte Mountain and the East River drainage. Deer Creek offers some lung busting climbing and awe inspiring singletrack. Most people ride starting from the Brush Creek end. This way you get most of the climbing on a doubletrack and its over early. You can also ride it clockwise starting in the town of Gothic. If you’re feeling especially spunky, ride it from Gothic, and when you get to the intersection of Deer Creek Road and West Brush Creek Road, turn left and continue on to ride the Teocalli Ridge trail.

Source: Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association
CBMBA.org
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bonkedagain on September 22, 2011
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Review: Rode this as an out-and-back from the Gothic side. Mostly an enjoyable ride, although I deduct points for steep climbs followed by steep descents -- if I pay the dues to gain altitude I don't want to see that effort immediately get turned into heat in my brakes. The cows definitely get tiresome on the eastern half of the trail. Lots of chewed up tread and plop to plow thru. Had to stop a few times to herd cows off the trail. If you go from the Gothic side you can turn around where the trail gets steep near the eastern trailhead without missing anything special.

* Review edited 9/22/2011

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GimmeAraise on July 19, 2011
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Review: wonderful trail in CB, it makes a loop from town which is about 30 miles or you can shuttle it which is 15 miles. the up hill climb is hard, mostly imposable to clear it. but take a break after the top re-fuel and enjoy the down hill/ power climbs!

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Deer Creek MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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Trail Features
 
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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