Middle Frisco Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.40 out of 5
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Intermediate
14.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,000 ft
↓ 3,000 ft
9,495
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Starting from the Co. Rd. 13 trail head(9,500ft) follow the trail as is parallels
Middle Frisco Creek all the way to Frisco Lake(12,000ft). The trail starts easy
and becomes more technical and steep as the trail ascends to Frisco Lake. The
climb is well rewarded with stunning views as your break tree line at the top
and a fast and flowy descent back to the trail head.

Description from southforkmtbkr:

A beautiful single track that climbs deep into the high alpine terrain of Colorado. 7 miles one way, 14 miles out and back.

This ride begins at the confluence of west and middle Frisco Creek. From here the single track parallels Middle Frisco Creek all the way up to Frisco Lake. Or you can take the West Frisco ATV trail up (a slightly easier climb), and the singletrack Middle Frisco trail back down. The trail begins at 9,500 ft and climbs up to 12,000 ft at the lake.

The first half of the trail has a smooth flow though the aspens and pines as it meanders up, down and around while maintaining an overall steady climb. Riders can expect to negotiate a few stationary rocks and tree roots. As Frisco Creek valley gets steeper, the trail has a series of switch backs that are a little loose and rocky but all rideable. The trail here is more technical because it is looser, rockier and more exposed than the lower part. As you near the lake, you will emerge above the tree line and behold some amazing Colorado views. Once reaching the lake, you are ready to reverse your tracks and begin 2,500 vertical feet of pure downhill fun!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Greg Heil   on Jun 26, 2015
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Trailblazer

August 12, 2015
 
Review: Mostly a horse trail that climbs until you can't breath any more . Starts off double track then to single track . Follows Creek to above timber line not to technical small rock gardens gets steep towards 5 miles in switch back but very beautiful. Passed few hikers and fresh horse poopy. Be prepared for a climb starts flowy but climbes forever.

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Granny Gear

July 21, 2015
 
Review: This trail will give you that workout you've been after, satisfy your senses with overabundant wildflowers, provide you with a creek and 2 lakes, and give you overnight flashbacks of the gnarly decent!!

Similar Trail: Hermosa Creek near Durango, CO

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World Champ


July 6, 2015
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: An absolutely sublime mountain bike ride! Yes, the climb to the top is strenuous, but the beautiful views all the way up and the absolutely BOMBER descent when you turn around make all that effort oh-so-worth it!

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Trailblazer

November 8, 2014
uber_franz Trailblazer  
 
Review: Not too technical, nice climb and easy descent

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Granny Gear

July 12, 2012
 
Review: This trail has amazing senery, when you get to the lakes you are under a 13000 foot mountain. It had fun switchbacks to ride down.

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Middle Frisco Creek MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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