9 miles
Distance
2,275 ft
Climb
-2,277 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Drive north on Miners Creek Road from Colorado HWY 149.
1.6 miles up Miners Creek Road -Forest Service Sign- Shallow Creek Road #508 Turn Left on Shallow Creek Road, Park below the cattle guard. Past the cattle guard is a fork- going left on 508 will give you about 3 miles of gentle terrain with some challenging features and then climbing steeply; most riders prefer taking the right fork to #508.1A and 508.1B. Take #508.1A and proceed up a steep climb of about 3.4 miles. There are several sections of hike-a-bike steepness. After about 3.4 miles, look for a rock cairn on your left after cresting a rise. This is where the singletrack begins that has a beautiful traverse through the aspens and eventually back down to Shallow Creek. This route is about 9 miles back to the starting point

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Shallow Creek Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,827 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,846 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,845 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -33.686%
  • Grade min
    38.823%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,237 ft
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