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14.4 mile 23.2 kilometer loop


Ascent: 2,288' 698 m
Descent: -2,299' -701 m
High: 7,857' 2,395 m
Low: 6,264' 1,909 m


Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)


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A beautiful, wooded singletrack loop.

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As of February 2018, the parking fee is $7.

Dogs are allowed on the National Forest portion of the trail on leash. However, dogs are now allowed in the section that skirts the western edge of Roxborough State Park.


The singletrack trail starts at the NW corner of the Indian Creek Trailhead parking lot, just behind the pit toilette. Look for and follow trail signs reading trail #800 (east leg). Start with a short 1-mile climb to an intersection of a dirt road and the Ringtail Trail. Congratulations - you've just reached the loop's high point!

The next 8 miles are all downhill. Continue north along the dirt road marked with the #800 trail sign for 3 fast miles. Once reaching a large power line tower, look for the singletrack to start back up to the east. An awesome mile long section of downhill now awaits.

Around 5.5 miles, you'll enter Roxborough State Park - please note that this portion of the Indian Creek Trail #800 may be labeled as Powerline Trail. This is the only trail in Roxborough State Park where bikes and equestrians are allowed.

Next you'll reach a crossing trail, turn left or north to continue along trail #800. The next section is made up of a wide singletrack. After reaching a meadow, the trail bends to the west with some more downhill with some roots and rocks so watch your footing.

Continue along Trail #800 passing a trail that turns to the right which heads to the dirt road of Waterton Canyon. After a few creek crossings and the loop's first steep and challenging climb, you'll reach the turning point in the loop. Here you climb back to the south staying on trail #800 (west leg).

At about mile 11, you have a short downhill to Bear Creek in which the trail follows back to your starting point at Indian Creek Trailhead.


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Oct 27, 2018
David Orner
Sep 1, 2018
Dmitry S
Aug 19, 2018
Rebecca B
Jul 14, 2018
Thomas Parsons
Did this alone, Becca in San Jose. Hard trail to run! Took 3.5 hours. I got very thirsty and had to pick raspberries on side to stave off dehydration
Jun 3, 2018
Randall Spires
May 20, 2018
Corey Allison
Really nice and easy start on the hike, going counterclockwise. Beware, mile 11 can get ya with a sharp start to the ascent. You'll see horse dropp… 15mi
Mar 2, 2018
Brian Rempel
Went in to Stevens Gulch and then back. 4mi
Dec 2, 2017
Jon D

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