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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +21/598 ft
Total: 65 riders

Mountain Biking Spring Creek Trail

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#144 of 1,346 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#970 in the world

The Spring Creek trail begins as a gravel road, but in a few miles turns into sweet singletrack. The trail climbs from town all the way up to the trailhead near the Dry Lake Campground. Then, turn around and bomb back down! The descent is a blast, although some of the corners are gravelly and loose. Watch for uphill traffic, as this trail is heavily used.

First added by Tom Winfield on Jul 6, 2006. Last updated May 6, 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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Getting there
Lincoln Ave (US 40), East on 5th St 2 blocks. Angle onto Maple St. continue to Amethyst. Park on the side of the gravel/dirt road.
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  • kuala_tahan

    Nice climb up out of town, trail gets better and better once you get off the doubletrack/gravel type stuff. Few steep pitches on the climb, not terrible though. Fast and fun descent.

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  • Knobbysidedown

    Only problem with this trail is that its not longer!

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Fun descent... wish it was longer! The high traffic and loose, gravelly surface on the singletrack, and dirt road lower down keep this trail from reaching 4 stars in my book.

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  • HardTailFreak2000

    A bit of a long uphill climb with a very rewarding downhill ride. Not very technical but a lot of fun.

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  • ****

    Ride from the bottom up to the parking lot on top. Beautiful long climb to the top. Turn around for an awsome downhill ride!! Will definatelly ride this one again.

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  • Kranney

    A great piece of singletrack, some of the most fun I have had on my bike. The uphill is not that bad and the trail is very smooth and fast.

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  • jcasson

    Another really fun Steamboat ride. It gets kinda crowded towards the bottom with hikers and dog walkers, but after the first couple of miles it is mostly bikers and trail runners. One way to ride this is to start at the bottom and ride up, then come down the same way- much more scenic and longer than the alternate route. Take the Buffalo Pass road to Dry Lake Campground and descend Spring Creek. This trail is one of the sweetest, smoothest pieces of singletrack I've ever ridden- have fun and watch out for other people!

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