This is a very pleasant two-way back-country sub-alpine cross-country trail suitable for riders with intermediate skills. It traverses aspen forest and high-country meadows as it climbs steadily southwards through Medicine Bow Routt National Forests. The gradient is extremely well controlled - your gluteus maximus won't burn and your chain won't stretch. After 10 miles the trail comes out onto the road near Spring Creek but is still being extended (July 2017) through the forest. From there you could return by the road but don't - the ride back down the trail is mainly down-sloping fun.
For the first couple of hundred yards this trail follows the well known Spring Creek Trail that runs from Buffalo Pass to Steamboat Springs and visa-versa. Then it branches off to the left and stays close to the crest of the hill.
This is a cross-country trail that you ride for the pleasure of nature - you'll be seeing wild flowers rather than technical trail features.