3 miles
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-797 ft
Descent
00:43:16
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Staunton State Park
    Conifer, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #28061 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Newly built 2018 trail that connects Staunton State Park to Cub Creek Trail. First of "Colorado the Beautiful" trails to be built with a grant from CPW and in-kind donations by Colorado Mountain Bike Association.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Elk Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -761 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,284 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,066 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,046 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,285 ft
  • Grade
    -5.7%
  • Grade max
    -40.1%
  • Grade min
    17%
  • Distance climb
    787 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,086 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:16
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:13
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (4 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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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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
      Directions to north-elk-creek-trail-151806 trailhead (39.557780, -105.430420)
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      North Elk Creek... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Couple downed trees otherwise gtg from the recent rain
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      Jun 17, 2020
      4 trees down
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:22am
      Jul 12, 2019
      reporter Couple muddy spots
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 9:45am
      Jul 4, 2019
      Mostly dry, 10 or so deep mud patches on the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 117 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
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      Photos

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      50 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 11:56am
      Jun 11, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Staunton + Cub Creek
      28 miles
      Staunton Shuttle!
      13 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag RichardWTerry (May 2, 2020 at 10:38)
       Rode May 1 2020 , snow ended the ride around 9400 feet.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Andrewlryder (Jun 17, 2020 at 19:22)
       Worth noting that the singletrack portion is 2.5 miles or so and makes for a great extension of the Cub Creek out n back.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag cmcquade (Jun 25, 2020 at 19:37)
       ive made the trail edit - showing where the single track ens and the forrest rode begins just needs enough votes to take effect
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag coxbb (Jun 29, 2020 at 15:31)
       I've ridden twice in the last month and it's mostly clear. A couple fallen trees near the top but it rides well. Watch for several bonus rock rolls and drops to the side! Overall it climbs much better than Cub Creek side. A hidden gem for sure!

      Confused about the COMBA post thought since this trail is not "new" as it's been here at least a year.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Rivertranced (Jul 7, 2020 at 9:18)
       I believe COMBA is expanding it significantly this year. Per their post: "We're excited to expand the North Elk Creek trail this summer, creating a fully singletrack connection between Staunton State Park and the Cub Creek Trail. We'll be adding 2.7 miles this year, thanks to a grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife with matching funds from Team Evergreen Cycling. If you haven't yet checked out the first section we built in 2018, it makes a great out-and-back from Cub Creek."
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag cmcquade (Jul 11, 2020 at 4:58)
       Oh yes!! thats great news...as its a bummer when you finish the first part of north elk and have to ride road to connect to staunton Smile is it to parallel the road or break off through the trees as a more direct route to west meadow trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Andrewlryder (Jun 30, 2020 at 10:07)
       It says "newly built 2018"
      [Reply]

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