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Green's Creek

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 4.7 (40)

A technical rider's escape from the traditional Monarch Crest ride.


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Map Key

6.8

Miles

11.0

KM

Singletrack

11,506' 3,507 m

High

8,570' 2,612 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

2,937' 895 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Traditionally done as a shuttle starting at Monarch Pass. Either do your own or contact one of the many shuttle services offered out of Poncho Springs.

Green's Creek is technical rider's dream. The upper section is steep, wet, and rocky with the lower section being more about the flow and speed through tight aspen trees. Bring your long travel fork, dropper seat post and let it rail!

Start at Monarch Pass and ride the first 6.7 miles of the traditional Monarch Crest route. After a loose and rocky down hill above treeline the trail will reenter the woods and you'll have a small meadow on the left. Just beyond this meadow in the trees is Green's Creek to the left. A small shelter also marks this intersection.

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Shared By:

Jeremy Hedrick

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 40 votes

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in Monarch Pass

#190

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  4.7 from 40 votes
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#1

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#75

in Colorado

#190

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Photos

Colorado's Best Descent
Jan 16, 2020 near Whitepine, CO
Greens Creek!
Sep 30, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Lots of aspen trees line the Green's Creek trail!
Dec 22, 2015 near Salida, CO
Good views, near the end of Greens Creek
Dec 22, 2015 near Salida, CO
Monarch Pass to Green's Creek  |  It rained golden braap tickets!
Nov 10, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
Ripping through the shade of the aspen forest on the lower sections of Green's Creek Trail.
Sep 9, 2013 near Salida, CO

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Aug 27, 2022
Jessica Laskowitz
Epic!!
Sep 28, 2021
Jay Austin
fantastic, relentless, technical masterpiece.
Jul 31, 2018
Gina Robertson
Complete blast!!
Sep 16, 2017
lubes 17319
Jul 17, 2017
Luke Stalker
All trees clear. Lots of mud. Water down most of trail but no snow 7mi
Jul 11, 2017
Ashley A
6.8mi
Jul 4, 2017
Kimberly Weichers
Nov 12, 2016
Cdilis Melis
Monarch to greens