2.5 miles
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-797 ft
Descent
00:20:01
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Staunton State Park
    Conifer, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    764
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39883 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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.

Access Info

ANNUAL CLOSURE of the North Elk Trail from March 1st thru June 15th for large game protection and to prevent damage during mud season.

Disclaimer

ANNUAL CLOSURE: March 1st - June 15th

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for North Elk Creek Trail mountain bike trail 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
    955 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:25
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      North Elk Creek... Trail Reports

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      Dec 5, 2021 @ 9:08am
      Dec 5, 2021
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Nov 13, 2021
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 11:56am
      Jun 6, 2021
      A few trees down right when you get going from Cub Creek, but good to go after that. Still some mud in a few places but rideable. Some really...
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 5:47am
      Nov 22, 2020
      Some snow at the top, but mostly G2G.
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Couple downed trees otherwise gtg from the recent rain
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 133 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 254 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      The Best of Staunton featured
      29 miles
      Lions and Bears
      35 miles
      Staunton + Cub Creek
      28 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      RichardWTerry (May 2, 2020 at 10:38)
       Rode May 1 2020 , snow ended the ride around 9400 feet.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      andy-legrunge (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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      andy-legrunge (Jun 30, 2020 at 10:07)
       It says "newly built 2018"
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      cmcquade (Jun 10, 2021 at 14:19)
       USFS ANNUAL CLOSURE of the North Elk Trail from March 1st thru June 15th for large game protection and to prevent damage during mud season.
      [Reply]

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