Canyon Creek Details
The signature trail for the Moonrakers, Canyon Creek begins as a singletrack through thick cedar forest only to suddenly emerge on the edge the canyon with the creek 200m below. Fortunately where the trail runs along the edge it is double track, allowing riders a bit of manouver space. In 2013 a number of berms and rollers were added to control erosion and increase the fun factor. In 2014, a new entrance was established to reroute trail away from a boggy section.
The trail is shared with many users (ie., hikers and dogs) including a resident family of mountain goats and there is a manditory 100m detour for riders midway down the canyon to protect a sensitive goat habitat.
Riding up the trail past the second lookout (end of double track) is not recommended.
The entrance to Canyon Creek is located off the LSD access road at the third switchback. Park at either Moonraker or Gudjonson trailhead. The Gudjonson trailhead is the more direct route and has the advantage of a fun descent on Sternwheeler at the end.
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More Stats for Canyon Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,164 ft
Altitude min2,907 ft
Altitude start4,101 ft
Altitude end2,937 ft
Distance climb4,108 ft
Distance down2.1 miles
Distance flat1,467 ft
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Routes with this trail
|2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race||35.4 miles|
|Team Flying Dutchmen do Golden||10.7 miles|
|Moonraker Meander||30.6 miles|
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