11 miles
1,430 ft
-3,626 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Rock Creek Trail

Rock Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Centennial, Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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
    #82356 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,196 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,875 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,071 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
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to rock-creek-99098 trailhead (41.457085, -106.271254)
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Rock Creek Trail Reports

Jul 1, 2018 @ 11:14pm
Jul 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 @ 11:32am
Jun 16, 2018
The lower section is miles of downed trees
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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