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Doctor Park Trail

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 4.9 (58)

A rowdy and ever-changing trail that's well worth the brutal Doctor Gulch climb.


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

Singletrack

10,911' 3,326 m

High

8,430' 2,569 m

Low

236' 72 m

Up

2,559' 780 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Enter the dark, dank forest. This section is deep in a pine forest with roots and step ups galore. This area can be very damp, even when the rest of this ride is dry. This is well evidenced by the horse hoof marks imprinted on the trail.

Finally, at the top of the climb, the trail opens up to a beautiful meadow. This is a good spot for lunch, however, it doesn't have the best views along the trail (that would be the viewpoint along the road).

After taking a well-deserved break at the top of the climb, the trail dives onto very skinny, bermed singletrack. From the get-go, this trail throws some gnar your way. Be ready for rooty, rocky drops, and super fun corners to navigate.

This initial difficult section gives way to some very flowing trail that's surrounded by aspens. This section is just plain fast, fun, with a few very technical rock gardens thrown in for good measure.

At the end of this mostly non-technical portion, the trail tips upwards for the final time. The descent off this climb is the most technical portion of this trail. It's filled with tight switchbacks, loose sand, big rock drops, and fun optional lines.

Eventually, the trail terminates at the North Bank Campground. Be sure to take a chilling dip in the Taylor River after your ride!

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Tom Robson

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  4.9 from 58 votes

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The Jedi Woods section of Doctor Park might be the most fun you can have on two wheels.
Oct 2, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Halfway through the Jedi Woods section of Doctor Park.
Oct 31, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Summertime on the Jedi Woods section of Doctor Park is just as good as the fall!
Jul 31, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Diving down into the aspens
Sep 21, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Caught in the rain! The first 1/2 of a wet, but epic ride on Doctor Park Trail...
Sep 2, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Star Wars aspen forest downhill.
Sep 21, 2015 near Crested…, CO

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Oct 13, 2022
tooTALLtim
Freaking awesome! Very technical in places.
Sep 10, 2022
Private User
Jun 30, 2022
Sean O
Jun 13, 2021
Brandon Vicenti
Oct 2, 2020
John Moon
9.8mi
Sep 28, 2020
Tim K
Sep 26, 2020
Annie Mac
Sep 6, 2020
Kevin Nichols

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