4 miles
Distance
96 ft
Climb
-1,835 ft
Descent
00:33:18
Avg time
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Silver Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salida
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13091 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 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
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
    00:33:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:48:56
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Silver Creek Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 11:22am
      Oct 18, 2020
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 7:38am
      Sep 20, 2020
      sweet!
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 7:29am
      Aug 1, 2020
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 9:50am
      Jul 15, 2020
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 9:30am
      Oct 4, 2019
      great condition, 3 trees down (total over the whole Monarch crest ride)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 241 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      All
      • 970 rides
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      Jul 13, 2020 @ 3:48pm
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      Aug 7, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      39 |
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 5:26pm
      Jul 15, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag tntevinrude (Jun 24, 2018 at 20:37)
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