5 miles
358 ft
-2,371 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Deer Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Coal Creek
    Telluride, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Season
  • Global Ranking

The Deer Creek trail is a fun ride to do after you've done most of the other trails in the area. The trail doesn't get much bike travel and is really eroded at the top and steep at the bottom. The middle section of the trail has some sections of fast and flowy singletrack right above Deer Creek.

The trail shares the beginning of Coal Creek Trail. Deer Creek vaguely splits off from Coal at the top of the hill and goes next to a small lake. The trail veers right then left through some thick willow and is hard to find. Look for cairns and make sure your on the trail before preceding. It's hard to stay on the trail in parts because of the erosion and random loose rocks and drops. After a little while, the trail is easier to see and ride. The last bit of trail is gnarly, steep, and loose. Some people won't like this, but its all rideable and fun. This trail makes for a great loop from Pass Creek Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Deer Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,013 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,847 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,859 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,847 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,070 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    890 ft
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on Oct 31, 2017
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to deer-creek-33117 trailhead (37.719650, -107.792790)
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Deer Creek Trail Reports

Oct 31, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Oct 31, 2017
Sep 27, 2017 @ 12:23pm
Sep 27, 2017
Only rode out and back on the last 1.5 miles. Drainage mitigation in great shape. Trail is clear, steep and great!
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag pwenger 4CFC (Sep 3, 2015 at 19:29)
 not a double black. this isn't a super gnarly trail. insanely fun!

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