Deadman Gulch Trail – #420

Ride Details

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 6.3 mi
Avg. Time: 1 – 1.5 hr
Climb:1,184 ft
Trail Type: singletrack
Descend:1,140 ft
Ride Area:


On one side of Reno Ridge, headed from Bear Creek back towards Cement Creek Road, Deadman’s climbs gradually next to Deadman Creek, passing beaver ponds along the way. Before the last push to the top of Reno Ridge, riders pass Cement Mountain Trail leading off to the left. The intersection with Reno Ridge is a short but steep hillside away. Once at the top of Reno Ridge, Deadman’s falls from the sky as it switchbacks over 30 times as it descends into the Cement Creek drainage.

The purpose for riding all those switchbacks? Finishing up the Reno-Flag-Bear ride and getting you back to Cement Creek Road.


Deadmans Gulch on


Finish your ride at Bonez with a notoriously strong margarita and great happy hour. No dress code required, come in dirty and stinky for our locals deal. Bonez, where the soup of the day is always tequila.


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