6.6 miles
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-2,558 ft
Descent
00:58:27
Avg time
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Dr. Park Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Spring Creek
    Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #424
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1115 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30253 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

***Potential for Access Restrictions*** - Due to lack of consideration from vehicular traffic along Spring Creek Road (CR744)

With an increase in shuttle traffic up Spring Creek Road and countless reports of speeding, homeowners are becoming unhappy with the situation. Please be respectful of homeowners and your fellow riders whom ride the full loop. Riders don't want to choke on your dust as you go speeding by in your vehicle. So please be considerate of the sensitive situation along Spring Creek Road, do what you can to minimize shuttle traffic and drive at appropriate speeds. Lets do what we can to retain access to the numerous great trails in the Spring Creek area.

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.

Not open to e bikes.

Access Info

If you choose NOT to do the full 20 mile loop via the pedal up Spring Creek Road (CR744) thus choose to shuttle Dr. Park please park on the north side of spring creek. Do NOT attempt to cross the creek and drive up Doctor Gulch Road #7554, there has been a heavy and noticeable impact from vehicles driving the gulch road and parking at the delicate meadow at the start of the singletrack. Access to Dr. Park could be threatened if the trend continues.

Disclaimer

Winter CLOSURE: This trail is closed every winter until the Friday before Memorial Day for big game wintering habitat.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dr. Park mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,317 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,427 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,910 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,743 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,425 ft
  • Grade
    -6.7%
  • Grade max
    -53.9%
  • Grade min
    13.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    768 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:27
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:09
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      Dr. Park Trail Reports

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      Jun 22, 2024 @ 10:24am
      14 hours
      if you are gonna do the loop for the love of all go thru the mud and puddles not around them. so many walk arounds and trail damage from people...
      Jun 20, 2024 @ 12:20pm
      3 days
      the entire trail is clear of snow. and it's all totally ridable. there is some mud at the top (within the first 1/2 mile of the start of the...
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 1:24pm
      Jun 17, 2024
      Any recent reports on Dr. Park? Two Canadians are keen to ride the whole thing. (We promise we won't tell.)
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 4:24pm
      Jun 5, 2024
      Absolutely perfect from the bottom until 4.5 miles up the trail. Then you hit snow. It’s a grind as an out and back hike a bike.
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 2:41pm
      Jun 5, 2024
      Dr park is riding as an out n back. DO NOT try to ride it as a loop you will have a bad time. Lots of snow and mud in the high alpine dark timber...
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      • 14 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Jun 21, 2024

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