Mule Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.22 out of 5
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Beginner
11
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 100 ft
8,160
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail travels all around the mule creek area and follows the creek up. There are several fun stream crossings and lots of fast singletrack coming back. The only negative is some overgrowth near the beginning for a quarter mile. Not technical but still a blast with some loose steep spots but ultimatley a gradual climb which makes for a quick cruiser back to your car. A great trail!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (10 total check-ins)
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  jake1   on Jun 2, 2017
  polar40   on Feb 20, 2017
  teables   on Nov 4, 2016
  John Fisch   on Oct 10, 2016
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Epic


June 4, 2017
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: Mule Creek proper is 3.4 mi and ends where it connects with Trail 717F. The bottom 1/2 mi or so of Mule Creek is a mix of fairly flat smooth narrow ST, a few rock gardens and I believe four creek crossings. The creek crossings are quite easy to ride. Then the rest of Mule Creek above the first 1/2 mi is mostly smooth ST. DH it is quite flowly. Uphill the climb is quite easy compared to the rest of the Pike Peak region, but in some ways that's the secret of Mule Creek. If you don't want to push it, you can enjoy the beauty of the mixed conifer and the charming little Mule Creek and Trout Creek as you progress up the gentle climb. Then if you continue on on Trail 717A (as shown on the trail map), the gentle climb continues and it is still quite pretty but a little less imo. 717A is a moto trail, is a double wide, and used heavily by motorcycles. There are definitely some fun portion of trail but much of it requires some pedaling to keep any amount of momentum and flow as you ride back down. Around mile 5 where 717A crosses Mule Creek, there is a nice little 1/4 mile hill up to the power lines. This is a nice climb up and a fun little DH back. Definitely worth doing. There's not much interesting riding after the power lines. Turn around there. Also at mile 5 where 717A crosses Mule Creek, there is a little ST that goes off to the right of the trail. This trail is closed to motorized vehicles and has some fun riding for about a 1/2 mile. Do an out and back here for some short steep downhills on ST again.

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Gramcounter

June 18, 2015
 
Review: For the most part the trail is easy single track. There are a few very technical sections in the first mile or so that are nearly impossible to ride over. The creek crossings can get interesting when the water is high. Overall a fun trail, especially on the way down.

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Trailblazer

July 4, 2014
Gdb49 Trailblazer  
 
Review: I have never given a negative review to a trail before, but this one deserves it. Sure, it's pretty, but so is everything else in this area. No flow, trail built for hikers and I say leave it to them. Not a beginer trail, yet not fun enough for intermediate or advanced riders. Steep sections were very soft and what little tech they had was rough with no purpose. Add all the crap ( cow, horse and dog- some kind of record? ) and flies and you have a 1 star trail. I think this trail does not have as many bad reviews as it should, because after riding people forgot where they were. We still had a good time, but there are too many front range trails that are great to waste your time here. Oh yeah, poorly marked too! This is the first trail that I have ridden that I won't go back for another ride.

Similar Trail: Non, this is the worst trail on the front range.

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Trailblazer

June 24, 2015
Guest Trailblazer  
 
Review: I was sad to read you had such a negative experience, as this is one of my favorite trails for a quick ride! We often do a drop off at the south entrance from 231/25, and a pick-up at the entrance from 67. It's a great downhill for all levels of riders, fun for beginners and still challenging enough for more advanced riders. I would reccomend riding it in Summer when the trail has dried out a little more.

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Trailblazer

July 12, 2013
VitalyG Trailblazer  
 
Review: Nice trail if you only got a little bit of time. Take your girlfriend here who is new to biking - she wont get pissed off and will still talk to you after the ride. Be creative and make the most out of creek crossings- you will have fun!

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Trailblazer

June 6, 2016
 
Review: I wish it were easier to sense sarcasm online! I went here thinking it was a good beginner ride and it was NOT. This was my first time trying out mountain biking and it was a big failure. This trail was narrow, covered in big tree limbs and rocks, the creek crossings were horrible, and I left scratched up and covered in mud. Not beginner. Not fun for a beginner.

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Epic


October 13, 2007
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: There is a patchwork of priavate property here that takes a lot of fun out of the trail. It's hard to keep a flow without trespassing. To get a long ride in requires a lot of uninteresting doubletrack around the private land. Unless you've got a local guide, you'll spend more time routefinding than riding. Better to go back through Woodland Park to Rampart Reservior (or even Lovell Gulch) or keep heading north to the Buffalo Creek area.

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Epic

July 21, 2013
 
Review: There is no longer a problem with private property--now all public open access. Watch for dirtbikes as you get higher on the trail. You'll get a nice workout going up and tons of fun on your way down. As you get higher, you'll encounter the dirtbike areas and several other trails. I recommend forging straight ahead and turning around for the downhill when you get tired.

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Gramcounter

September 8, 2006
utedude Gramcounter  
 
Review: A diverse and invigorating trail! Not a full day trip but a fun morning or afternoon outing. Also a good place to practice your stream crossing technique.

Similar Trail: Rampart Reservoir

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Mule Creek MTB Trail 3.22 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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