Spring Creek Trail
Looking for an enjoyable and mellow trail right from town? The Spring Creek Trail is for you. This 10-mile route stretches from Spring Creek Dog Park at the Lower Pond to Buffalo Pass, pleasing all kinds of riders with its graceful wildflowers (cannot miss enormous Rocky Mountain Columbines), old-growth aspen groves, bridges, rock formations, and stunning creeks.
The trail is marked as family-friendly and well-maintained; so it is awesome to have a ride with your mates or children on a beautiful day.
Smooth, nice singletrack with not many challenges. The descent is fast and flowy.
If you have time and don't mind a bit of climbing, you can do this trail as an out and back. Otherwise, just set up a shuttle and enjoy ripping down.
The trail is easily accessed from town, the starting point is near the intersection of Spring Creek Road and Amethyst Drive. Note that it is closed from December 1st to April 15th due to elk herding.
Food and drink
No eatery along the way but this trail is convenient connecting to the town; hence you can quickly enjoy your meal from any local restaurants or bars.
Since Spring Creek Trail is gorgeous and easy to access, the route is quite busy with many users from riders to hikers and dogs. You can get a lot of speed with this flowy descent; but remember to watch for other people and be courteous.
If you intend to climb, just cruise up the easy dirt road to a pond and picnic area. Keep pedaling and cross the creek, past a steep rocky section. The singletrack starts from here, fairly steep but is not too hard. You will see cool rock formation and giant aspens.
After reaching the top, the way down is even more fun. It is really fast, keep your eyes on loose sections, and sharp corners.
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