Deep Creek

Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain4,599ft
Trailhead Elevation9,409ft
Elevation Min/Max9102/10621ft
Elevation Start/End9409/9409ft

Deep Creek

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. This trail connects with the following: Elder Creek and Mill Creek Waterline.

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75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Jason Sumner
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"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." Read more
Mountain Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Stephen Hlawaty
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"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." Read more

Deep Creek Reviews

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This is an excellent trail and a must do when in telluride.
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Always a 5 star ride. conditions don't get much better than they are now. if you aren't from around here, get ready to breath.

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Trail Information

Uncompahgre National Forest
Nearby City
Uncompahgre National Forest
Skill Level
Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Paragon Ski & Sport, 560 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride 81435; (970) 728-4525
Local Contacts
USGS Grayhead, Telluride; Trails Illustrated map #504: Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Pagosa Springs, and Cortez; map of the Mountains of Silverton, Telluride, and Ouray; Drake Mountain maps; Uncompahgre National Forest map; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 76 A-2, A-3
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Dec 2018