Indian Creek Loop - Mountain Biking

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Summary

A great 18-mile loop that can be done counter clockwise in order to maximize the downhill experience.

Written by

Aaron Bible

Distance

18.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

35.7 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

3 hours

2-4 hours

Seasonality

Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dog Friendly

No

Not Recommended

Fees Permits

Yes

$6 parking fee

Topographical Map

Indian Creek Trail Map

Land Website

Indian Creek Trail

Review

Intro

Indian Creek Loop, just a little ways southwest of Sedalia, Colorado, features solid singletrack riding and is far enough from town to keep some of the crowds away.

What Makes It Great

It is recommended to ride the trail counter clockwise for the best downhill oriented experience, and I’ve found this to be true. Either way, however, you’ll get all the best that Colorado mountain biking has to offer.

From Forest Service fire roads to double and single track, water crossings, and plenty of terrain to get the heart pounding, this is Front Range riding at its best.

Staying on track here can be a little tricky, so do a little research and follow trail signs. The #800 trail starts behind the pit toilets and you’ll be climbing right away. Keep following this trail. You’ll see sections of Waterton Canyon and Bear Creek as you wind your way back toward the parking lot at Indian Creek Trailhead.

Who is Going to Love It

One of the greatest things about this ride is that it’s not just an out and back, and you can do enough miles to really feel like you got a workout.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Park at the Indian Springs Campground (there’s a $6 fee) to complete this approximately 18-mile loop ride. 

Location

Indian Creek Trail

11 Miles West of Sedalia
Sedalia, CO, 80135
39.2252, -105.0555

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