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Clear Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

9.1 mile 14.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 975' 297 m
Descent: -1,380' -421 m
High: 9,918' 3,023 m
Low: 8,802' 2,683 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Tim Judkins

Fun singletrack with great views of the San Juans.

Tim Judkins

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The trail starts off of Divide road, at a sign marking Clear Creek Trail. You'll pass a fence and continue on for another 1/4 miler until you reach a gate. After the gate, the trail weaves and climbs a bit before dropping a few hundred feet down the loose descent.

There is a nice view of the plateau from the west end of the trail. The trail then roughly follows that contour back east for a few miles. The trail is a little beaten up in spots, but there are some very nice sections.

The hike finishes with a climb back up a ravine along Clear Creek, past a couple of gates, to Divide Rd and your vehicle.

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South end of the trail. Lots of free-range cattle are out during the summer.
Sep 12, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Clear Creek singletrack.
Sep 12, 2017 near Montrose, CO
Start of the rocky descent. Don't forget to look left and enjoy the views!
Sep 12, 2017 near Montrose, CO

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