7 miles
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-2,965 ft
Descent
00:50:51
Avg time
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Green's Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salida
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12333 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Green's Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,941 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,562 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,503 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,503 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,562 ft
  • Grade
    -8.37%
  • Grade max
    -130.254%
  • Grade min
    7.35%
  • Distance climb
    905 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    616 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:13
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Directions to green-s-creek-14006 trailhead (38.442210, -106.258660)
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      Green's Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      Some muddy sections, but generally very good.
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 4:48pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      Trail is in good shape.
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 8:11am
      Jul 8, 2019
      Snow torwars top of trail. Lots of snow melt runoff too.
      Jul 3, 2018 @ 2:34pm
      Jul 3, 2018
      Dry and dusty, but fun! Lots of bowling-ball sized rocks hanging out on the trail to bounce between, maybe kicked up by motos.
      Aug 2, 2017 @ 3:59pm
      Aug 2, 2017
      A little wet at the top but trail is rideable top to bottom. Ripping fun today!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 89 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 177 rides
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      Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:11pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Monarch Crest to Greens
      16 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag lubes17319 (Sep 25, 2016 at 11:13)
       Funnest descent off the crest!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Mgladding (Aug 2, 2017 at 16:07)
       This trail is tops! Loads of rocks, roots and mini drops. It's techy but has awesome flow! I normally stay away from double black rated trails, but I found this trail to be 100% rideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag forrestgladding (Aug 29, 2017 at 10:59)
       Has to be one of my all time favorite descents on a mtn bike anywhere, and I have done a lot of rides in my life!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag todd Mod Plus Trailforks (Aug 28, 2018 at 7:45)
       Combine this with the Monarch Crest and you may have the best ride of your life
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag SuitedFingers (Sep 26, 2018 at 11:12)
       Great alternative to the traditional Monarch Crest route. You get the famous Monarch alpine single track to get to Green's, and then one of the best descents anywhere. Greens is rocky, rooty, and looooong. It's a mix of pine and aspen forests that follows a creek all the way down. Start of Monarch to the end of Greens is 13.5 miles with about 800 feet of climbing and 3,500 feet of descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag whoisadam (Jul 29, 2019 at 19:30)
       I agree with everyone here, I have done a lot of the downhills from Monarch Crest, Agate Creek, Silver Creek, Rainbow and Green Creek is my favorite. Green Creek just goes downhill there is hardly any uphill and you can just charge, so many fun features, its a hoot. The top part of Agate Creek is amazing as well but the rest of it is okay. Silver Creek was fun but over quick and not as fun as Green. Rainbow is more of a cross country trail with lots of ups and downs and no long sustained downhill flow until the end.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Smashbv (Aug 8, 2019 at 20:16)
       A classic downhill trail. Get ready for some arm pump.
      [Reply]

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