Rock Creek Details
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.
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.
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More Stats for Rock Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,196 ft
Altitude min7,875 ft
Altitude max10,071 ft
Altitude start10,071 ft
Altitude end7,875 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat1,549 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Rock Creek Trail Reports
Jul 1, 2018 @ 11:14pmJul 1, 2018
|Cleared all trees the last two weekends. There's some mud up top in the first couple miles but very much rideable and drying. Mid and bottom are...|
Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:32amJun 16, 2018
|The lower section is miles of downed trees|
Aug 29, 2017 @ 4:18pmAug 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 @ 8:17pmAug 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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