5 miles
Distance
578 ft
Climb
-3,483 ft
Descent
01:02:07
Avg time
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Hannon Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Aspen
    , Colorado
  • AKA
    Pull My Finger
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9996 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is an epic descent from near the top of Larkspur mountain down to Woody Creek. It is currently a bit overgrown, and requires some route-finding. Best accessed by doing a shuttle from the Lenado Road (just uphill from mile marker 5) or by riding up the dirt road, through the town of Lenado and toward the start of the Arbaney Kittle trail.

Hannon Creek trail starts behind a campsite at the top of the Lenado Road. The trail has a short doubletrack climb, then drops steeply off to the left. If you can pry your eyes off the trail, there are spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the area's four ski areas to your left. This section of the trail has a steep descent along the ridge before the it makes a right turn and contours the hill through aspen groves with some of the largest aspen trees in the Roaring Fork Valley.

After several stream crossings, the trail enters the Hannon Creek drainage and plunges steeply down to the Lenado road.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hannon Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,905 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,972 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,970 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,877 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,972 ft
  • Grade
    -10.507%
  • Grade max
    -63.121%
  • Grade min
    33.375%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,012 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:07
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Hannon Creek Trail Reports

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      Jul 6, 2020 @ 6:26pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      reporter two trees down, one right at the start at the campground, and the other just up the trail from there.
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Dry, dusty, overgrown, and blow-down is cut to trail-edge, so be very careful. Could use some rain
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      wilzy Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:45)
       All clear now (20 July 2019), but very dry and canoe’d out now due to dirt bikes.
      Very bushy / overgrown lower down.

      Dry/super-loose. Blow-down is cut just to the trail-edge too, so be careful!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Bigshipmediahouse Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 28, 2019 at 15:07)
       Such a ripper of a descent with a steep hike a bike about 1/3 down the trail. Pretty blown out from motos so you have to watch out for big ruts and some loose rocks in the trail, but if you like steep raw DH this is the trail for you.
      [Reply]

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