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1. Creekside/ Flume Loop Trail
Located in Fraser, approximately 10 minutes from Downtown Winter Park, the Creekside/ Flume Loop trail is a local’s favorite! The trail has a variety of terrain, including bridges crossing over St. Louis Creek, open meadows with great views and golden aspen groves. This trail is enjoyed by bikers and hikers alike. The loop is approximately 5 miles distance and considered easy difficulty level. There is small lookout bench that allows for beautiful views of Byers Peak. With the creek below, willows all around and Byers Peak in the distance it is truly a spot worth sitting for a moment and soaking in the surroundings.
2. YMCA/Snow Mountain Ranch Waterfall Trail
3. Sunken Bridges Loop from Chainsaw Parking Lot
From the intersection of Chainsaw and Elk Creek Road, ride Elk Creek Road for just over 1 mile until you see the sign for Sunken Bridge on your right. Turn right onto the two track, this is a prime place to spot moose. Continue through the meadow over the bridge and begin a two track climb. At the top of the climb you will intersect Forest Service Road 159, a dirt road.
If you want to stick with a less demanding ride you can bypass Upper Elk Creek and The Hump by turning right onto FS 159 and following the road until you see Zoom on the right and a gate for the Experimental Forest on the road itself.
Turn right on Zoom a trail named for a reason it’s a blast to ride! After dashing and diving through groves of colorful pine and aspen trees you will enter the Chainsaw trail at the bottom.
Hit the brakes and make a sharp left turn onto Chainsaw. (It’s not uncommon to go flying past this intersection so wear your helmet!) From here you will retrace your previous route on Chainsaw, when you reach Flume stay right at the intersection. The trail will take you to a bridge over St. Louis Creek, follow the road back to the parking area.