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Rock creek trail

Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

From trail head pretty smoot for about 1.5 miles then it turns uphill. It goes uphill for about 16 miles until it hits sand lake. Awesome rocky ride most of the way. After you hit sand lake turn around and come back down. The trail is not very technical but very scenic and fun.
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Latitude
41.58052512561384
Longitude
-106.2652587890625
Trail Directions
Head west out of Laramie on I-80 and go about 45 miles out of Laramie and take the Arlington exit off the interstate. Go under the overpass and take the first right onto a dirt road. Take the second left and follow up to the trailhead
Trail Length
16 miles one way
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Laramie
   


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Review Date
June 24, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Chris topher ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just went today (June 24 2014). Find another trail. It is littered with fallen trees and about two miles in four large trees are blocking the trail with no good way around. Hopefully soon the trail will be cleaned up



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Review Date
September 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: alphazz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This was a nice trail that has deteriorated to the point where it has become dangerous in spots.



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Review Date
May 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: stpcrkr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I would recommend 2 spare tire tubes and a patch kit for this ride. I've never gotten through it without at least one flat tire. One time I took a friend on a hardtail, he had at least 6 flats. Lots of sharp angular rocks! Technically the trail is fairly easy, however there are a few spots with really bad exposure. Just look where you want to go! The positive is that this is a fantastic canyon you're riding through. Quintessential Wyoming, roaring stream, lots of aspens, and old mining ruins.

Recommended Route:
Out and back from the bottom, or shuttle from Sand Lake Rd down. The longest ride I have done (and my favorite it's kindoff the Snowy Range junior version of the Monarch Crest trail) is from Lake Marie through The Gap (extensive hike a bike section), over miles of rolling tundra to Sheep Lake, take a left and it's 3000 foot or so downhill from there to the trail head.



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Review Date
January 13, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: dauwalt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great downhill run in rock creek canyon, with steep exposure, technical talus fields, and great scenery. Trail was well maintained when I rode.

Recommended Route:
Park at the bottom, ride FR 111 to FR 101 up to trailhead at Sand Lake, and then descend.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sheep Lake Trail (from Sand Lake to Brooklyn Lake).



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Review Date
July 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fattiretim ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great late summer ride or well after the snow melt. I rode it over the July 4th weekend (05) and it was still very wet in many sections on the upper part. As other riders have commented, it's better as a shuttle due to the numerous talus fields and fallen trees which intersect the trail forcing you to dismount and briefly carry your bike. The trail snakes along the Rock Creek and becomes dangerously narrow at high elevations forcing you to keep a careful eye on your line. If this trail was maintained regularly, it would be a bigger attraction for sure, but the flipside isn't always better. Definitely worth checking out if you've ridden everything on the front range and crave more.

Recommended Route:
Shuttle from the bottom and start at the Deep Creek campground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Happy Jack, Beaver Meadows, Killpecker



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