7 miles
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-2,965 ft
Descent
00:51:07
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Green's Creek Trail

Green's Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Salida
    Salida, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for Green's Creek mountain 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
    00:51:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:13
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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

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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!
Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:09pm
Jul 9, 2017
Snow in spots, very wet up high. Give it another week to avoid trail damage. Dry down low.
Dec 3, 2016 @ 8:55am
Dec 3, 2016
Snow Covered for Winter
Jun 8, 2016 @ 8:02am
Jun 8, 2016
6/6/16 - Trail is dry on the bottom part. Short out and back only. Snow covered beyond.
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Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:11pm
Aug 13, 2018
Green's Creek, Park City
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Aug 13, 2018 @ 3:11pm
Aug 13, 2018
Green's Creek, Park City
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Aug 13, 2018 @ 1:58pm
Aug 13, 2018
Green's Creek, Park City
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Aug 13, 2018 @ 1:58pm
Aug 13, 2018
Green's Creek, Park City

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag lubes17319 (Sep 25, 2016 at 11:13)
 Funnest descent off the crest!
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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!
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  • + 1
flag todd Mod Plus (Aug 28, 2018 at 7:45)
 Combine this with the Monarch Crest and you may have the best ride of your life
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