7 miles
728 ft
-1,848 ft
Avg time
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Lower Spring Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Spring Creek Canyon
    Montrose, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This trail is a great descent down with Uncompahgre Plateau. It can be ridden as a shuttle or as a loop with a climb up Dave Wood Road from the Lower Spring Creek Parking lot.

The trail begins off Dave Wood Road just past a cattle guard at the entrance to the Uncompahgre National Forest. There is a small parking area at the cattle guard. On the right side of the road follow the doubletrack to the edge of Spring Canyon, then turn right at the T and continue on doubletrack. The doubletrack will turn sharply left and take you down a very steep and loose descent into Spring Canyon. Once in the Canyon turn right on singletrack and enjoy a magnificent 7 mile descent.

The descent is flowy in spots and rocky and technical in others.This is not a beginner trail, but solid intermediate riders will do fine.

After some short punchy climbs at the end you can turn right and climb steep switchbacks up the canyon wall back to the Lower Spring Creek trailhead, or turn left on the North Lower Spring Creek Connector to connect to Spring Canyon Road and the Buzzard Gulch parking lot.

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More Stats for Lower Spring Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,119 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,520 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,936 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,810 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,001 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Jan 23, 2018 @ 11:49am
Jan 23, 2018
Lower Spring Creek, Denver

1 Review & Comments

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flag coneb (May 14, 2018 at 16:26)
 Fast, rocky, loose, baby-heads, drops, twistys, dirty, Sandy, FUN. This is mountain biking in the high desert: Pinion pine forest down into the junipers.

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