4.4 miles
Distance
96 ft
Climb
-1,835 ft
Descent
00:35:04
Avg time
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Silver Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salida
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2634 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #42455 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A challenging and lengthy trail that runs from near the top of windy peak down to the start of Rainbow. It's an 1800+ foot drop that crosses almost every kind of trail you can imagine. From loamy flow to hard scrabble to baby head rocks and drop offs to rock rolls to gravel and sandy grit, this trail has it all, and it is all VERY challenging

The vistas are breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see for hundreds of miles in almost every direction. As you drop into the valley, the vistas are replaced with gnar and tech that will make your bones ache. There aren't any BIG drop-offs, but there are plenty of small ones that end in rocky sections. This trail deserves its black rating.

The weather can get extremely cold and often wet. Thunderstorms do happen. Outdoor gear is recommended and riders MUST ride with care. Extraction from these areas is tough and expensive.

Access Info

Can be reached from Marshall Pass.

Disclaimer

PREPARE FOR WEATHER AND HARD TECH - NO BEGINNERS HERE...

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Silver Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,738 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,497 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,239 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,239 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,501 ft
  • Grade
    -7.466%
  • Grade max
    -36.04%
  • Grade min
    21.886%
  • Distance climb
    2,470 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    587 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:04
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:20
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (14 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Silver Creek Trail Reports

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      Oct 15, 2022 @ 12:53am
      Oct 15, 2022
      A few newly downed trees across the trail but otherwise green conditions.
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 3:35am
      Jul 16, 2022
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 8:03am
      Jul 7, 2022
      No downed trees, hero dirt. Trail is in great shape!
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Aug 28, 2021
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 5:34pm
      Jul 25, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 269 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,570 rides
      • Last: Sep 24, 2022

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      Jul 13, 2020 @ 3:48pm
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      Aug 7, 2019 @ 4:36pm
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      Jul 15, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Jul 15, 2019
      112 |
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 11:41am
      Sep 28, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      FallenTimber (Aug 17, 2022 at 12:23)
      This descent makes all the uphills of the Crest worth it. So much fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      tntevinrude (Jun 24, 2018 at 20:37)
      You
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