2.2 miles
Distance
934 ft
Climb
-99 ft
Descent
00:35:22
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Buck Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Trestle Bike Park
    Winter Park, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #117990 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking

Buck Creek is a gated forest service road that gains a fair bit of elevation in a short stretch. The start is not super-obvious but found south along a wide access road along a ditch. The gated Buck Creek 'trail' becomes apparent where the ditch disappears underground. Pass around the gate and begin a relatively sustained climb. The surface is oddly a bit loose, most noticeable mid-way where grades reach a stout 20%. Near the top, things ease off before passing another gate. Crossing the forest road leads to Broken Thumb (ATV segment). It is a stellar climb (grind) that gets you up to Broken Thumb and the Idlewild trail network NW.

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buck Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    835 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,347 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,228 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,181 ft
  • Grade
    7.249%
  • Grade max
    -14.122%
  • Grade min
    48.696%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,721 ft
  • Distance flat
    616 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:06
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on Jul 15, 2021
Dry
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      Buck Creek Trail Reports

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      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:59am
      Jul 15, 2021
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      Bottom of trail drops into a construction zone with no clear exit.
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 4:11pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Construction guys stopped us at the trailhead... ????
      May 13, 2020 @ 6:12pm
      May 13, 2020
      Snow from gate on
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Closed for the season, see you in 2020! :)
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