7 miles
Distance
426 ft
Climb
-2,750 ft
Descent
00:56:22
Avg time
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Dr. Park Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Spring Creek
    Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #840 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This downhill trail is awesome It starts of with a slow roll through a thick forest and is a bit of a short climb. The forest trail has cool wood crossings to avoid sections that typically stay muddy. It opens up to a meadow where you have the option to do the Doctor Park Bonus Loop.

The descent starts at this meadow and is fast through the meadow then quickly descends down and starts to get more and more rocky and loose. Rocks can be doubled up to keep up the speed. The middle section is blazing fast, kind of a smooth hardpacked sandy surface that you move fast through and can drift around the turns. Little water bars give you a little boost here and there.

The 3rd section opens up into a wide view of the valley before quickly descending the tight switchbacks that are reinforced with embedded cinder block. This section has some big boulders and is a fun and technical descent through the switchbacks until you dump out at the campgrounds trailhead.

Most definitely open to e bikes.

More Stats for Dr. Park bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,324 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,414 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,914 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,738 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,414 ft
  • Grade max
    -112.989%
  • Grade min
    53.048%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,642 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:39
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (23 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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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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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
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  • photo Photo
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  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to dr-park trailhead (38.800760, -106.718900)
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      Dr. Park Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 9:02pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      Large tree across the trail as you come around a very fast corner mid way down.
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 6:06am
      Sep 24, 2019
      Super chill
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 8:53pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      Some very muddy stuff up in the pine. Be gentle,
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 10:27am
      Jul 11, 2019
      completely dry
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 2:28pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      Still very muddy at start of singletrack in the dark timber. Snow is gone, but prepare for mud. Downhill from the meadow is all good!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 300 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 584 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 8, 2019 @ 3:06pm
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      Aug 6, 2019 @ 8:59pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      65 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      48 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Aug 13, 2018

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag dholshouser (Jul 4, 2018 at 12:43)
       This ride gets a big fat Meh! from me. it's a typical old-school ride where the trail is straight down the fall line eventually the trail gets rutted out a foot deep and nothing but baby head rocks in the middle. There's plenty of great scenery and when you can make it down to the aspen trees there's some good flowy singletrack but they really didn't make use of the terrain. The flowy bits are still pretty much just straight down the fall and will eventually rut out as well.
      It's pretty obvious a lot of work has gone into the smooth "flowy" sections in the Aspen area. It's a shame they didn't make the corners a little deeper to slow it down a little bit more, instead it's still pretty much just a straight shot downhill. Eventually all that hard work is just going to rut out like the top section.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag whoisadam (Jul 26, 2019 at 19:54)
       I'm a huge fan of this ride. Compared to 401, Teocalli Ridge I feel this trail has the best quality of riding. Top part is super fast with some chunk flow, then it gets steep littered with rocks, its controlled chaos as you can haul. Then it has an amazing flow section with water bars to get air off of that never seems to end and then it finishes with loose technical rock gardens and fun hairpins. I posted a vid in the video section for you to check out. It's a grind to the top, but the grade never gets too crazy steep. Lots of people seem to shuttle this ride to the river crossing and bike up from there. The Bonus loop at the top was not worth it, it was basically hard pack that had dried with horse/cow prints through it and it felt horrible. Condition were great as of 7/20/19, not too many braking bumps and no snow, just bits of mud here and there.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag brundlefly (Aug 4, 2019 at 15:43)
       A great mix of super high speed flow sections with good sight lines to support your speed, punctuated with chunky sections. The whole thing is sort of bookended with some fun rocky tech. If you are smiling on this one, you're dead inside.
      [Reply]

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