Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +860/1 ft
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking Deadman Gulch

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#395 of 1,345 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,823 in the world

Deadman Gulch forms the final leg of the classic Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman loop. The Deadman section climbs steadily up to the junction with Cement Mountain Trail and Reno Ridge Trail, and then the Deadman Gulch trail plummets down the mountain side through a series of massive, technical switchbacks, until bottoming out at the creek below. What a way to finish an awesome ride!

First added by Greg Heil on Sep 16, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Paul Rine (on Jul 22, 2018)
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • Richard Hespen

    The Deadman's switchbacks have been shredded by motorcycles, leaving huge ruts and mud pits. They are still fun, but not what they used to be. Doctor Park switchbacks are way better.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Deadman Gulch is a riot to ride--at least, in the downhill direction, which is really the only way you should ride it! Huge switchbacks with big berms and plenty of rocks, this descent is a real treat.

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