6.3 miles
207 ft
-3,914 ft
5,075 ft
High Point

A really good descent with Slip Saddle being the highlight. Ride up the XC track to the top of Coronet then ride all the way down to Arrowtown. Lots of river crossings on Bush Creek so you will get wet feet.

Detailed Description
Corotown is a 6 mile popular extreme route located near Queenstown. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 207 ft with a max elevation of 5,075 ft then descends -3,914 ft.

18 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Colinai (Mar 1, 2023 at 23:36)
Trail Bush Creek
Quite tough as a climb! Would be grade 4 for me. Fair bit of walking up turns
  • + 1
Slapheid1971 (Feb 20, 2023 at 16:29)
Trail Slip Saddle
Steep, loose, yummy.
  • + 1
longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 22, 2023 at 15:30)
Trail Coronet XC
Addition: On a lift/shuttle day simply use the access road on your (e)bike...
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 22, 2023 at 15:28)
Trail Coronet XC
Highly recommend that you check if the lift is running the day you want to climb up this trail. The Kiwis kindness, politeness and niceness seems to reach its limits when you ride this one up on a lift/shuttle day.
  • + 1
QTWilly (Nov 25, 2022 at 22:24)
Trail Bush Creek
Bridge #4 has been repaired and wet sections cleared out, together with a repair to the blown-out bank down at the Arrowtown end. Trail is riding great again!
  • + 0
elevatetrails (Jan 11, 2022 at 1:29)
Trail Bush Creek
All river crossings either bridged or re-routed so your feet stay dry! A lot more user friendly ride now. Up or down. Just be aware of walkers ride especially near the bottom.
  • + 0
Zoetess (Dec 17, 2021 at 22:32)
Trail Bush Creek
Yes the new bridges and work in lower section has made a great ride.take car to avoid pedestrian s .lower section still damp
  • + 1
outhouse (Dec 1, 2021 at 3:06)
Trail Slip Saddle
Prime riding for those seeking a properly steep thrill, get some fresh brake pads for this one.

Solid ride into Arrowtown.
  • + 0
TommyOlliver (Nov 12, 2021 at 12:58)
Trail Bush Creek
L PM in
  • + 1
2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:24)
Trail Slip Saddle
This was probably a ton of fun when it was new, but right now it's like riding down a 1.8km rut. There are sections that are 'wide' and then there are sections the same width as your tyres (or slightly wider grassy banks on either side of the rut that give less grip, but better line options).
It's sort of fun, but also sort of plain old scary unless you're an incredibly precise rider able to nail rut lines.
Stipulation - I did ride this in the wet, making control even harder and I enjoyed maybe 50% of it, so I'd probably do it again, but not in a rush.
  • + 2
2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:09)
Trail Bush Creek
Ridden this twice in the last 3 days to get back to Arrowtown and it's great. Pedally if you want to hold a good speed, but still a ton of fun. New trail work to make the creek crossings etc easier is half done at time of writing but all the work that has been done so far is fantastic. Once finished it'll feel completely different to the 'old' version and will appeal to far more riders and be a great way to finish the day heading back in to Arrowtown.
I currently recommend wearing overshoes to keep your feet dry, but once the work is done it'll be great for pretty much anyone.
  • + 0
creiland (Mar 28, 2021 at 14:57)
Trail Coronet XC
Climbing is pretty steep in places. Had to push a couple sections. I did start at the very bottom of the O’Connell climb so I was exhausted towards the top. On the downhill there are a couple tight grade 4 corners. Sick track overall
  • + 0
Seanac88 (Feb 21, 2020 at 15:46)
Trail Bush Creek
Lives up to the name. Wet feet and whipped arms. Great fun downhill from water race. Not sure how much fun it would be to climb
  • + 0
calvindrover (Jan 3, 2020 at 0:24)
Trail Bush Creek
This trail was made with pure spite. Beautiful landscape accessed via bog, river crossings, mud , and decaying vegetation. Made for those who hate fun, Christmas, and children.
  • + 0
bennorth (Dec 25, 2019 at 17:07)
Trail Bush Creek
22 River crossings: very wet and slow
  • + 0
Arky11 (Nov 29, 2019 at 16:05)
Trail Bush Creek
Lots of river crossings but they provide some tech to a beautiful ride! Really cool and good fun if you have two cars or a lift to get back up to the top near skippers.
  • + 0
Juus0 (Apr 14, 2019 at 20:45)
Trail Bush Creek
At least 20 stream crossings will defintely make you wet and ruin your flow. Grass was pretty overgrown in some places too. Nice views but not recommended with bike, 1/5 stars.
  • + 1
QueenstownBikeTaxis (Dec 11, 2017 at 15:24)
Trail Coronet XC
A must do trail in Queenstown, epic fun, flowing descent, breathtaking views, add Rude Rock or Corotown to the end and you've just ticked off one of the best Queenstown trails.

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Trails in Route

Coronet XC2 miles
Slip Saddle1 mile
Bush Creek3 miles


  • Riding area
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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
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More Stats for Corotown mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,708 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,365 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,073 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,365 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    4,495 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,539 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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