Length: 17 mi (27.4 km)
Total: 2 riders
Mountain Biking Kannah Creek
#1,007 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
From the Carson Lake parking area, ride across the dam, and head out on the singletrack to the south. The trail starts out gently, whooping along through fun meadows and glades of pine and aspen. Oftentimes many elk are seen in this area.
After a few miles, the trail begins to roughen, and intersect with other trails (Coal Creek, Indian Point). The signs were intact last time I rode it, but have been missing (or missed) at other times. Stay on The south side of Kannah Creek, on the main trail.
The trail will become more and more brutal as you go, until you near the end. Watch for jagged branches and hidden rocks and roots, as the trail can become overgrown. The last 5 miles or so transition to desert riding through pinon, juniper, and cedar, and are very fun and fast, if you haven't injured yourself or broken something.
First added by William_Monroe on Jun 23, 2009. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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About 5 miles east of Whitewater, turn north from Hwy 50 onto Kannah Creek road, keeping right at the intersection with Lands End Rd. Follow Kannah Creek Rd northeast for about 7 miles to the Kannah Creek Trailhead, where you should leave a shuttle vehicle. Get back onto Kannah Creek Road and travel north around a switchback, where the road becomes Purdy Mesa Road. Purdy Mesa Road will jog back and forth several times before intersecting Lands End Road. Follow Lands End Road north up the many exciting gravel switchbacks to the top of Grand Mesa, then watch for the sign to Carson Lake. Park at Carson Lake, and if you have time camp out.