Deep Creek is a hiking and biking trail in San Miguel County, Colorado. It is within Uncompahgre National Forest. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 9,409 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,599 feet.
Deep Creek Professional Reviews and Guides
"If you want to pedal a loop in the Telluride area, you have to mix in a little dirt. But in the case of the Deep Creek loop, that’s certainly not a bad thing. The ride’s two gravel sections (6 miles on Illium Road and 4 miles on Deep Creek and Last Dollar roads) are usually in good shape during the summer, and they get you away from traﬃc and into the beautiful backcountry."
--Jason Sumner , 75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
"The Deep Creek Trail might be one of Telluride's best. Although there's a tough climb to the Deep Creek Trail intersection, the trail, itself, offers a fast romp through thick aspens and pine. The Deep Creek Trail runs a technically challenging descent over exposed rocks and roots before dumping you into a fast meadow. Views of the Wilson Peaks are outstanding. Riders will find the switchbacks down to the Deep Creek trailhead a delight.
For those of you who like speed anyway you can get it, you'll enjoy the mad race down Last Dollar Road to its intersection with Colorado 145. Take care, though. The stop sign at the end of Last Dollar Road, right before the road meets with the highway, comes up quickly."
--Stephen Hlawaty, Mountain Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides).
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