Prairie Creek Details
It's a pretty mellow ride, with some punchy climbs to keep it interesting. Keep a sharp eye out for trees across the trail, at least until you get East of the Prairie Link Trail. The trail runs quite close to the creek, and there are often some very wet sections to contend with. Some sections of this trail have been rebuilt and rerouted over the years; at least 4 major reroutes in the last 20 years. The current version is fast and rolling, not to mention a lot drier than it has been in the past.
Most people will use the east section of the trail to complete the Short [or Long] Powderface Loop. There are a couple of challenging ups and downs, but nothing you couldn't rock on a hardtail with 3" fork and v-brakes. Keep an eye out for hikers [especially families strung out along the trail] and cows.
Access is from the Powderface trailhead, or from Powderface Trail/Road [closed for 2015].
More Stats for Prairie Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change-607 ft
Altitude min4,942 ft
Altitude max1.1 miles
Altitude start1.1 miles
Altitude end4,942 ft
Distance climb1.7 miles
Distance down3.6 miles
Distance flat1,551 ft
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Prairie Creek Trail Reports
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:24pmNov 28, 2016
|Rode entire trail Saturday, November 26. A few icy spots but generally great traction. Not enough snow to fill in final rock step. Fat bikes...|
Nov 26, 2016 @ 9:26pmNov 26, 2016
|90% snowpacked from intersection with Powderface Mountain trail to parking lot. No ice, snow felt "sticky" and fun on the fatbike (no studs). ...|
Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:51pmOct 28, 2016
|Great fall conditions. A few wet spots when the trail dips down towards the river but no snow/ice on the trail...yet!|
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:33amSep 11, 2016
|Great Fall conditions! A few perpetually muddy holes that can't be avoided. Otherwise, dry and fun|
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:53amAug 31, 2016
|Few wet spots|
Routes with this trail
|Powderface Short Loop||7.5 miles|
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