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Ringtail Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (23)

A very fun section of a larger loop at Indian Creek.


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Map Key

5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Singletrack

8,031' 2,448 m

High

6,348' 1,935 m

Low

233' 71 m

Up

1,749' 533 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Need to Know

Please note that E-bikes are not allowed on any non-motorized trails situated on National Forest System Lands.
E-bikes are only allowed on motorized routes as displayed on the local motor vehicle use map; found here:
fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/ma…

Description

This trail starts out from the Indian Creek campground/parking area. Just past the gate at the western end of the lot is the Indian Creek trailhead. Follow this trail up about .7 miles to an intersection of a dirt road and two singletrack trailheads, one of which you just ascended. A 'Ringtail' sign clearly marks the trailhead opposite you on the east side of the of intersection.

After entering the trail, you'll ascend for about 1 mile, until hitting a high point. From here it's 95% downhill. Things get looser & tighter as you near the bottom - switchbacks may sneak up on you if you're not careful.

When you reach the bottom, you'll be at the Swallowtail trailhead, which is part of Nelson Ranch Open Space.

You cannot attempt this trail from the opposite side, from CR-5 (Iron Bark Drive), as Roxborough State Park does not allow mountain biking and CR-5 parking is only accessible to residents of Roxborough Private Community.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by s platte and 1 other

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  4.3 from 23 votes

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Photos

Looking down at Roxborough State Park.
Jun 10, 2014 near Roxboro…, CO
Roxborough Park in the distance.
Sep 18, 2019 near Roxboro…, CO
At top of first climb.
Jul 4, 2015 near Roxboro…, CO
Columbine
Jun 10, 2014 near Roxboro…, CO
Indian Creek Trail #800 - follow these signs for the first 10 miles of the ride.  Follow the dirt road shown in the photo
Jun 18, 2013 near Roxboro…, CO
A sign marking the boundary between the National Forest and the the Pike Hill Open Space.
Apr 16, 2017 near Roxboro…, CO

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Nov 8, 2022
Rick B
3 down trees at different points across the trail. You can walk around or over. Wet, a little snow, a little muddy but very fun. — 10h 00m
May 22, 2021
Colt Covington
18mi — 2h 15m
Oct 3, 2020
Rob Levy
Aug 29, 2020
Ben Mottinger
15.6mi — 1h 59m
Aug 2, 2020
Ankit P
Jun 21, 2020
Shyam Murthy
May 16, 2020
Eddie Urcadez
May 11, 2020
Eddie Urcadez