Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +832/ -832 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Cherry Creek

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From the parking lot at the top of Buford Road, take FS 819 to the east for 1 mile. Cherry Creek Trail will start on your left with a carsonite trail marker. Shortly after joining the Cherry Creek singletrack you will come to a trail junction, one trail heading off to the right and another trail continuing straight ahead. Both trails are part of the Cherry Creek trail, so either direction is acceptable, however most riders will find the straight option more desirable for mountain biking. Continue straight on the Cherry Creek trail. The trail travels through the forest, at times steep but generally along at a gentle grade. After a few creek crossings you will find yourself in a nice meadow. On your right you will see another trail joining your trail, this is the other Cherry Creek trail option that you didn't take joining back up. Continue through the meadow, cross a small creek and get ready for the highlight section of the Cherry Creek Trail. Fast and flowy the next couple of miles are fast fun. You may encounter a few gates along the way. If they are open, keep them open, if they are closed, please close them after you pass through them. After a ripping decent you will be face with a very brief climb followed by a technical decent back down to Buford Road. Assuming you parked at the cattle guard, take a left and enjoy a fast ride back to your car.

First added by adamcornely on Oct 22, 2016. Last updated Apr 21, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the 4-way stop in New Castle, take US 6 west to downtown New Castle. Drive through downtown and take a right on 7th Street. 7th Street turns into CR 245 Buford Road. Take Buford Road west passing East Elk Road and Main Elk Road. Take a right at the West Elk Road sign, which is still Buford Road. Take Buford Road to the north until the end of pavement and park at the cattle guard. Most Buford Road Area Trails start from this point. Most riders will either park here and ride up Buford Road to create loop rides, but some riders will leave a car at the cattle guard, and shuttle their bikes to the top of Buford Road.
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  • adamcornely

    Cherry Creek starts with an enjoyable jeep road climb up Buford Road through a quiet aspen forest. Once on the trail you will be treated to a fast, smooth and sometimes technical decent back down to Buford Road. It is a simple ride, you climb up and fly down. Many people will want to shuttle this trail several times in a day.

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