10 miles
Distance
858 ft
Climb
-3,914 ft
Descent
02:13:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Little Elk Creek #515 Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hermosa Creek
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #47983 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Connects from Pinkerton Flagstaff trail to Hermosa Creek. GPS is necessary for this trail, trail finding can be difficult. Last half of the trail is the most fun which you are rewarded with a fast ride through Ponderosa trees.

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More Stats for Little Elk Creek Trail #515 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,056 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,663 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,719 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,719 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,663 ft
  • Grade
    -5.649%
  • Grade max
    -42.344%
  • Grade min
    45.908%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,049 ft
  • Avg time
    02:13:19
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Status:
on Dec 2, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 1.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Little Elk Creek... Trail Reports

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      Dec 2, 2019 @ 12:10pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      Snow covered
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 10:47am
      Aug 18, 2019
      I wouldn't ride this trail. It has significant issues from top to bottom that includes: Overgrowth (expect serious route finding), trail...
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 12:20pm
      Jun 30, 2019
      Snow patches, mud, bad hoof prints from animals and seriously overgrown.
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 8, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag slayerdegnar (May 10, 2020 at 10:49)
       This is a old pack trail that is hardly ever used. The after effects of the fire make it even more of nightmare to navigate.
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