14.0 miles
3,342 ft
-649 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed

This climb is part of the York 38 Special Mountain Bike Ride, an annual fund raising event for the York Volunteer Fire Department. It is one of the few climbs rated "HC" by Strava in the local area, mostly due to it being 14 miles of near nonstop climbing. Starting at Nelson, the Cribbage Capitol of the World, you ride up through Beaver Creek Canyon which has spectacular cliff faces and numerous mountain goats. Once you climb out of Beaver Creek Canyon you have great views behind you. The climb tops out at Indian Flats which is just below Hogback Mountain. This trail entry ends there, but one can continue to ride all the way up to the lookout at the top of Hogback Mountain for a great 360-degree view.


Open to vehicle traffic

Local Trail Association
trail association logo
Montana Bicycle Guild (www.montanabicycleguild.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!
More Stats for Nelson to Indian Flats mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,693 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,994 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    3,994 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10.1 miles
  • Distance down
    3.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,496 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
no votes yet

view (6)
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
update trails status or condition

Nelson to Indian... Trail Reports

no reports have been added for Nelson to Indian Flats yet, add a trail report.
Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail.


no photos have been added for Nelson to Indian Flats yet, add a photo.

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Nelson to Indian Flats yet, add a video.
  • embed Nelson to Indian Flats trail on your website
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.