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Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +324/ -1,366 ft
Total: 69 riders

Mountain Biking Green's Creek

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#64 of 1,362 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#441 in the world

This is far and away the most relentlessly technical route off the Crest. The 7 miles of singletrack never gives you a break from rocks, roots, waterbars and is often very narrow and twisty. While it is shorter than some routes off the crest, it will not be the quickest or easiest for most people. Recommended for confident rockhounds only.

First added by John Fisch on Sep 2, 2013. Last updated May 11, 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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Getting there
Greens Creek is an alternate route off the famed Monarch Crest. Start by following the Monarch Crest trail for 7 miles and look for the singletrack on the left just before a small shelter after the first descent from above treeline back into the trees. This is the start of the Greens Creek Trail. From here, it's 7 miles of singletrack to a dirt road. To get back to the start of the shuttle, go left at the dirt road, then right on the next road at the T about 3 miles later. That road will merge with highway 50 which will roll back to the start.
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  • DustyBeard

    This trail is chunky as hell. Get ready for a beating. Amazing trail, impossible not to smile. Although this is a downhill trail, hikers and Moto bikes come the other way. Pretty dangerous.
    Bike your long travel bike.
    Could use a full face, saw a guy split his face open yesterday.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Green's Creek is relentlessly technical! While there are no big moves to be made here, the endless barrage of rocks, roots, and small drops will pummel you and your bike and really test your mettle over the course of its 7 miles of abuse.
    This is probably one of the longest, sustained, technical downhills I've ever ridden. I highly recommend it!

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  • John Fisch

    Two thumbs waaaaay up for this crazy descent off the Monarch Crest! As you depart the wide open, above treeline, million mile view atmosphere of the Crest, you quickly enter deep, dark, narrow woods with a trail that throws tons of rocks at you from every angle. If you like relentless chunk under your knobbies and have some serious downhill stamina or are willing to take a few breaks, this is your descent!

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