Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking Poncha Creek Road / #203

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#726 of 1,344 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#7,316 in the world

Poncha Creek Road is a 4x4 road that climbs from the Shirley town site all the up to the top of Marshall Pass. During the summer, this is a good dirt road route, and is also the end of the Monarch Pass to Starvation Creek shuttle.
However, during the winter, Poncha Creek Road, as well as Marshall Pass road, are maintained for snowmobiling, which makes this an excellent place to fat bike!

First added by Greg Heil on Apr 6, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 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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Begins from the Shirley site
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  • Richard Hespen

    I used this dirt road to quickly escape lightning on the Monarch Crest in the summer of 2013. It was a fun, high-speed descent with plenty of spots to get some air. Most of the road is beginner friendly, but a few areas were quite chewed up, creating some technical fun. The best part was ripping past some ATV's that were also descending.

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