This is the main route up the York Creek valley from Coleman to reach the singletrack trails including School of Rock, York with a Fork, and Rumhead.
Note: JP43 to JP48 refer to designated junction points on Castle Special Management Area map and small orange signs on the OHV trails. This map is available at http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/recreation-on-public-land/public-land-use-zones/castle-area-pluz.aspx and at their office in Blairmore,
Start - 81 St & 15 Ave. by the CP Rail crossing in Coleman. Head west beside the river on the Community Trail
0.9 km - cross old bridge and go left after bridge
1.6 km - join the main York Creek Road
2.7 km - JP48 York Creek Staging area, access to trails including Pineapple Express and School of Rock
4.9 km - access to School of Rock via Back Door
5.2 km - JP46, bridge over York Creek. Leave the main York Creek Road and keep right for Ironstone Lookout and Rumhead. Go left for York with a Fork on the York Creek Mine Road
6.2 km - JP 44, keep left for Ironstone. Right heads to the Plane Crash
6.8 km - rejoin the main York Creek Road
7.4 km - JP43 go straight (right is an alternate route to the Plane Crash)
8.2 km - Take the left fork onto the Ironstone Fire Lookout road. Go around the locked gate (bicycles allowed) and climb the steep road
11.5 km - left at the saddle (right heads to the Ironstone Fire Lookout)
12.2 km - end of 800 m vertical climb at the top of Rumhead trail.
Start 81 St & 15 Ave. by the CP Rail crossing in Coleman. Parking is available on the streets.
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for York Creek Road to Ironstone mountain bike trail
Altitude change2,244 ft
Altitude min4,318 ft
Altitude max6,572 ft
Altitude start4,318 ft
Altitude end6,561 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat3,720 ft
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