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Level: Expert
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +316/ -299 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Browns Creek Trail

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#780 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#8,075 in the world

The Browns Creek Trail starts just down the road from the Browns Creek Trailhead, according to the map.
The lower portion (1.2 miles) of the Browns Creek trail is horribly washed out and extremely rocky, filled with massive baby heads. I would advise against trying to ride up it, although it's rideable (except for one hike-a-bike portion) on the way down.
The rest of the trail continues another 4.6 miles up into the mountains, past Browns Lake, and then it connects to a 4x4 road. Using the 4x4 road the Browns Creek trail can be looped with the nearby Little Browns Creek Trail.

First added by Greg Heil on Oct 28, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    I've only ridden the lower portion of this trail, so the upper section might be much better, and possibly easier. As for the lower section, it's crazy-rocky, but not that much fun to descend because it's not quite steep enough, and the rocks are too loose to really allow you to pick up speed.

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