Jackson Creek Trail

Sedalia, Colorado 80135

Jackson Creek Trail

Jackson Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Jackson Creek Trail is a mellow ride through some of metro-Denver's most remote woodlands and mountains. Combining relatively easy road ascents, ridge rides of touring ease, fast and famous descents, and steady climbs through mountain flanked canyons, this route offers the most bang for your buck. The descent toward Watson Park and Jackson Creek is a blast, delivering sandy sections, rocky sections, rooty sections, and a number of dips, while the climb from Jackson Creek to your cars will have you churning your pedals. For those packing a lunch, the optional out-and-back spur will lead you to Watson Park, a great place for a picnic.

Should your visit to Jackson Creek include camping, this ride passes Jackson Creek Campsite at mile 11.2. Terrain: Forest Service and jeep roads, which are typically smooth; however, some sections include sand, roots, and larger rocks, along with a variety of dips and washouts."

Jackson Creek Trail Reviews

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This can be a good fall and early winter ride. It's all jeep or motorcycle roads (double-track) but the views are spectacular and the downhill section kicks ass! Watch out for lots of loose gravel though as the roads are used a lot by motorcycles. There's lots of jumps on the way down, built for motocross. It's about 13 miles round trip with 3 miles up, 8 miles mostly down ending with 2-3 miles back up to the car. None of the uphill is tough, so it's a decent 1.5 - 2 hour workout. Since there isn't any single track it's a bit of a downer, but given it's rideability a lot of the year and great views, especially some of the rock formations, it's a good ride!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,470 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
Advanced Riders, 1 hour; Intermediate Riders, 1.5 - 2 hours
April to November
8,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,000 feet
Top Elevation
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Local Contacts
USGS Devil's Head, Dakan Mountain. Trails Illustrated map: #135, Deckers & Rampart Range, CO
Local Maps

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Aug 2018