3 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-1,320 ft
Descent
00:31:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bush Creek Trail
  • Arrow Bikes
    since 2012
    Maintainer

Bush Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arrowtown Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    12
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3471 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Big climb from Arrowtown to saddle with some very steep sections. Great downhill too. Also can be accessed from Coronet Peak via the XC track and Slip Saddle track. Remember to give way to walkers at all times.

Access Info

From where Bush Creek joins Arrow River in Arrowtown follow Bush Creek on true left an cross the big pipe onto singletrack.

More Stats for Bush Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,242 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,367 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,613 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,368 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -55.7%
  • Grade min
    14%
  • Distance climb
    2,106 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,204 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:00
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Status:
on Sep 19, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Bush Creek Trail Reports

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      Sep 19, 2019 @ 12:48am
      Sep 19, 2019
      Such a great track and in awesome shape, yup it’s wet but it’s spring, multiple stream crossings made for a real adventure, just too short!
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      Great condition
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 11:01am
      Dec 26, 2018
      Dry for the first 1/3 or so, gets wetter as you go down but more-or-less in great shape. Some slightly muddy sections but no big deal. Lots of...
      Dec 5, 2017 @ 1:23pm
      Dec 5, 2017
      Boggy and muddy up top then constant stream crossings then overgrown leg slapping grass. Very wet from lack of drainage, (we've had dry weather...
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 3:54am
      Oct 22, 2017
      Creeks are wet! Maybe half a dozen sections of bog. Bring lube. Great fun
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 311 rides
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      Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:27am
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      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:46am
      Feb 28, 2017
      411 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:45am
      Feb 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Corotown
      6 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Juus0 (Apr 14, 2019 at 20:45)
       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.
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