6.7 miles
Distance
-2,865 ft
Descent
00:54:44
Avg time
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Green's Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salida
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 3
  • Global Ranking
    #7723 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27647 in E-Biking
    • #74659 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking

An awesome rip off the Monarch Crest Trail. Starts out with some deep roots and little stream crossings. The top has the tendency to keep moisture as it is deep in the forest. The big roots create seriously rowdy riding and even a wheel trap if you don't lean back. The terrain slowly changes to a bit more sun exposure which dries out the trail and more rocks, and then more rocks, big and embedded in some spots. The middle flattens out just a bit and even gets a bit peddaly for a short section before the speed really picks up for the bottom third. Just when the trail appears to get tame, you drop down a fast rocky section and keep ripping.

This trail can be shuttled but includes a mild and easy climb on the Monarch Crest from the saddle. Not great to spin up the pavement back to the top as the road shoulder goes to zero for the last few miles.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Green's Creek dirtbike/moto trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,865 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,628 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,493 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,493 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,629 ft
  • Grade
    -8.2%
  • Grade max
    -83.7%
  • Grade min
    -1.4%
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Avg time
    00:54:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:52
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2023
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.65 (14 votes)
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      Green's Creek Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2023 @ 10:31am
      Jul 24, 2023
      Jun 23, 2023 @ 12:09pm
      Jun 23, 2023
      1/3 of the trail is snow covered from the top with downed trees. Cleared from creek crossing down. Any traffic on it at this point is a bad idea,...
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:49pm
      May 15, 2022
      We rode up from the bottom and encountered snow patches at roughly 1/2 way up. We also cleared/cut out ~20 down trees. I expect many more trees...
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Jul 17, 2021
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 8:18am
      Oct 16, 2020
      Top had ice at the creeks. But other than that, just awesome!
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