3.2 miles
Distance
576 ft
Climb
-1,739 ft
Descent
4,197 ft
High Point

Canyon Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Canyon Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,164 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,907 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,101 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,937 ft
  • Grade max
    -66.328%
  • Grade min
    79.626%
  • Distance climb
    4,108 ft
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,467 ft
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on Sep 7, 2016
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Avg: 3.7 (10 votes)

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Canyon Creek Trail Reports

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Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:31am
Sep 7, 2016
Tree down upon entering the goat reroute
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:14pm
Apr 24, 2016
Tree down near the first outlook.
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Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:32am
Sep 7, 2016
Canyon Creek, Delta
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Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:03am
Jun 6, 2016
Canyon Creek, Golden
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Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
Sep 15, 2015
Canyon Creek, Calgary
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May 28, 2015 @ 12:31pm
May 28, 2015
Canyon Creek, Golden

Routes with this trail

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