The Indian Creek (trail 800) to Stevens Gulch Loop can be done via mountain bike, distance run, or hiking. On the bike, it is not a... more » ride for beginners and is best clockwise. A KMZ file is available down on the right under "Other Resources" for Google Earth users and for export to other platforms.
To get to the trailhead, take Highway 85 to Sedalia and go SW on Highway 67 (Manhart St). Follow Hwy 67 for 9.7 miles to the intersection with Rampart Range Rd. The lot is about 100 yards past Rampart Range Rd. on your right.
Follow the directions outlined in the POIs bellow. The route is fairly easy to follow, especially if done with GPS. There are sections of the trail that have no cell phone coverage, so you will need offline access.
If you've got some mtn biking experience, this scenic ride is well worth the effort. The trails can be busy on the weekends with horseback riding with far less traffic during the week. Stevens Gulch does not get as much traffic as trail 800.
Download a Google Earth KMZ file of the route using the link on the lower right side of this page under "Other Resources".
Stats: (per my GPS)
Distance: 9.8 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 1838 ft.
Moving Time: 1:54
Max Alt: 7818 ft.
Min Alt: 6334 ft. less «