North Fork Cattle Creek Trail

Total Miles
5.1

Elevation

2,858.75 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This fun single track in the White River National Forest is mostly a fast and flowy single track through an aspen tree forest between 8 and 9k feet in elevation. If riding north to south it's mostly a steady decline all the way to the intersection with Lone Pine. The northern half is more gradual and less rocky than the Lone Pine trail. It's a steady decline with lots of curves down to the intersection with the Milepost Connector, through a mix of exposed wide open hills with no trees, and then into an aspen tree forest. There's one big downed log on a slope to get over, and there's potential for more downfall because it goes through a recent burn area. There's a very fast, fun, flowy section in the middle. The south end has a few more steep and rocky descents, but they are still relatively easy. This trail opens for the season on June 21st and closes on October 10th.

Difficulty

Easy to moderate single track with tight curves and some steep sections.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

There is a small single track system near Basalt, Colorado accessed off of Upper Cattle Creek Road north of El Jebel. There is a staging area/parking lot at the intersection with Basalt Mountain Road, and several nice dispersed camp sites nearby in the White River National Forest. There are 4 intermediate trails in this system that make for a very nice day ride/loop.

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