Mountain Biking Colorado  by Stephen Hlawaty

Mountain Biking Colorado Guide Book

by Stephen Hlawaty (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Colorado  by Stephen Hlawaty
If variety is the spice of life and mountain biking one of life’s appetizers, then Colorado is the cayenne to one of life’s spiciest pleasures. Anyone with an appetite for mountain biking will find a feast fit for a king or queen among Colorado’s more than 15 million acres of state and national public forestland. With roughly 36 percent of the entire state of Colorado open to public use, to you is left the enviable repast of fine riding. With forty-two state parks, four national parks, thirteen national forests and grasslands, and eight national monuments, Colorado offers mountain bikers a veritable smorgasbord of mountain biking terrain. But what really distinguishes Colorado from other mountain biking venues isn’t so much the amount of available public lands but the quality and variety of that land.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 68.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 68.

Crested Butte’s 401 Trail is legendary. With 360-degree views of the Elk Mountains and the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness, elevations nearing 11,400 feet, supple singletrack that courses across wild ...
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.4
This Continental Divide-brushing ride, bordering on the Routt and Arapaho National Forests, is great for anyone seeking an awe-inspiring 360-degree view, coupled with a savage descent. Although the vi ...
Kremmling, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
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This loop enlists the help of three individual trails: the Aspen Trail, the Dry Creek Cutoff Trail, and the Buck Trail. Each of the three delivers its own unique contribution to the whole ride. The ...
Montrose, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
The Base Camp to Mountain View Trail incorporates one of Routt County's newest trails. Starting from Rabbit Ears Pass, riders travel over steep, rocky descents and ascents; through fast, smooth high a ...
Steamboat Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.5
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Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain Trail is part of the annual Banana Belt Mountain Bike Loop Race, one of the most time-honored mountain biking traditions in Salida, if not in all Colorado. The nonsanc ...
Salida, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.0
In May 2011 Betasso Preserve added the Benjamin Loop to its lineup, nearly doubling in size the mountain biking accessibility in the area. Riders can choose to ride this route once for a short and swe ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.3
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The Blue Sky Trail, which shares its route with Horsetooth Mountain and Devil’s Backbone Open Spaces, is a gem of a mountain bike ride, particularly on a sunny day. Those wishing to extend their day i ...
Fort Collins, CO - Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 15.0
Bobcat Ridge is one of the biggest rides in the Fort Collins area. Riders are offered commanding views of red rock cliffs, the west face of Horsetooth Rock, and the foothills and eastern plains. Bobca ...
Masonville, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.0
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Linking the Cache La Poudre–North Park Scenic and Historic Byway and old logging roads, the Bockman Campground Loop offers a mostly mellow ride with 2 miles of somewhat difficult climbing over 10,000 ...
Walden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.9
I don’t think Billy Joel had this trail in mind when he wrote “Captain Jack will get you high tonight. Just a little push and you’ll be smiling,” but the words still apply, if not the original meaning ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.2
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Since most of this route passes through dense stands of aspen, Cat Creek Trail makes for a great autumn ride. With a total elevation gain of 1,400 feet, this ride is moderately difficult. Done at a co ...
Monte Vista, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
Centennial Cone Park is unique among other Front Range mountain bike destinations in that it provides a network of trails that allow for a longer singletrack ride. At 17.2 miles, this route is more ak ...
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.2
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Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a one-stop shop for outdoor enthusiasts who want to mountain bike, hike, camp, picnic, or use it as a base camp for exploring what Colorado Springs has to offer. The ro ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.1
Chutes and Ladders is a longtime favorite of Fruita mountain bikers. Recalling the ups and downs of the old childhood board game, Chutes and Ladders offers a technically rolling romp over some of the ...
Fruita, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
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The Crag Crest Trail is located on Colorado's Grand Mesa. With 300 lakes to its credit, the Grand Mesa is truly "Land o' Lakes" country. The entire 10-mile loop of the Crag Crest Trail passes a numbe ...
Cedaredge, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.6
The Hogback, as this area is commonly called, is a popular mountain bike ride within easy reach of Denver or Golden. From its highest points, you can see stunning views of Red Rocks Amphitheater. ...
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
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Deadman Gulch Trail is one of Crested Butte’s finest, running the gamut of Rocky Mountain riding. Burning climbs, savage descents, technical singletrack (both up and down), and the famed Deadman’s swi ...
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.1
The Deep Creek Trail might be one of Telluride's best. Although there's a tough climb to the Deep Creek Trail intersection, the trail, itself, offers a fast romp through thick aspens and pine. The Dee ...
Telluride, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.0
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With the Gunnison National Forest blanketing nearly 85 percent of the entire county, Crested Butte is a mountain biker’s town, and Deer Creek is one of the town’s most celebrated trails. Deer Creek Tr ...
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.9
Doctor Park is one of Gunnison County’s premier rides. Although some might balk at the 12.5 miles of paved and forest road riding, the 7.5-mile bomber descent to the Taylor River more than makes up fo ...
Almont, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.0
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