11 miles
1,430 ft
-3,626 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Rock Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Centennial, Wyoming
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This is a premier ride when conditions allow. Often has deadfall and is somewhat remote. Check for conditions before heading out. As of early August 2017 the trail is partially cleared and should be finished the weekend of 12-13. Stay tuned. That said, the trail goes between Sand Lake and Arlington along a deep canyon - first along Deep Creek and then Rock Creek. Extremely scenic and should be on everyone's list. 12 miles seems short. A decent option is to park at the bottom out near the frontage road by I80 and ride up the FR 111 & 113 & 101 to the top. Then it becomes a great all-day ride.

Access Info

Drive to the upper trailhead by going on the Sand Lake Rd (FR 101) which is 17 miles from Hwy 130. There is a parking area on the west side of road, and the Deep Creek Campground is just past the trailhead on the east side of the road. The lower trailhead is accessed via the Arlington Exit (272) on I80. Get on Elk Mt/Arlington Road briefly and turn south, following that road up Rock Creek about a mile to the parking area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,196 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,875 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,071 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,875 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,549 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rock-creek-99098 trailhead (41.457085, -106.271254)
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Rock Creek Trail Reports

Aug 29, 2017 @ 4:18pm
Aug 29, 2017
Mostly dry and all clear of trees, a couple washed out sections of benching but still able to hike over
Aug 13, 2017 @ 8:17pm
Aug 13, 2017
Trail clearing was completed today by Jay Norton, Doug Scambler, and John and Lisa Marno. 66 trees in the middle third. Big thanks to the Woody...
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