10 miles
Distance
858 ft
Climb
-3,914 ft
Descent
01:51:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Little Elk Creek #515 Trail

Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking
    #47983 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Little Elk Creek Trail #515 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
    01:51:19
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Avg: 1.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Little Elk Creek... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Hermosa Creek Area Closed from 416 Fire
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 8, 2018
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 4:00pm
      Jun 7, 2018
      416 Fire Closed all Hermosa Creek Trails
      Nov 29, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Nov 29, 2017
      reporter This trail is rarley ridden and very overgrown. Following this trail can take a lot of effort and can be a serious adventure! Be prepared!
      Oct 30, 2017 @ 9:20pm
      Oct 30, 2017
      Riding it completely from above is not with it. Too much bushes are in the way. I would prefer going up from the end of the trail next time - the...
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