Colorado Trail: Fooses Creek

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6.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 4,100 ft

Shuttle
4:30
avg time
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About this trail
The Fooses Creek section of the Colorado Trail either descends or climbs (depending on which way you ride it) from/to the Monarch Crest and the Continental Divide Trail. If ridden down from the crest, the singletrack is about 5.6 miles long, with steep rocks and scree up top but mellowing out down low where it parallels the creek. If you were to ride this to the next section of singletrack, you'd have to follow Fooses Creek 4x4 Road for 2.7 miles to the junction with Highway 50, where the singletrack picks up on the other side.
If coming uphill on Fooses, the Colorado Trail joins with the CDT at the top of the Continental Divide and then the two trails run south along the divide in tandem for many miles.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (29 total check-ins)
  tomh   on Jul 29, 2018
  Greg Heil   on Jun 18, 2018
  jktremaine   on May 27, 2018
  Greg Heil   on Aug 15, 2017
  teables   on Aug 5, 2017
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Granny Gear

November 4, 2018
 
Review: Old school horse trail sh*t show. It's part of the CTR so you ride it but don't go out of your way for it.

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Gnarly

August 7, 2017
 
Review: Rode from the top of Monarch Pass and down Fooses. Relatively quick shuttle ride, 15-20 min or so probably. Monarch's a good warmup, and the Fooses downhill is pretty amazing. Steep, loose, rutted drop-in up top (with epic views), and it stays fairly steep for a while on tight, rooty singletrack. Gets picky for a while, then opens up through the forest, extremely fast, great dirt, occasionally very rocky and semi-technical, but mostly just fast and fun.

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September 21, 2015
Jon_Gotow Singletrack  
 
Review: Awesome downhill run with enough technical challenge in the first 1/3 to really keep you on your toes.

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World Champ


October 29, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Fooses creek is a fast, ripping descent! The top section is steep, with the trail mellowing the lower you go. However, while the grade mellows out, the trail straightens out too, allowing you to stay off the brakes and just open it up! This is the first descent off the Monarch Crest so it's only about a 15-mile ride, but it's still well-worth riding!

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Colorado Trail: Fooses Creek MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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