Mountain Biking Colorado Guide Book

by Stephen Hlawaty (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Colorado  by Stephen Hlawaty

410pp/photos/maps/elevation profiles
ISBN: 0762712252

Colorado offers miles of trails over all types of terrain, from high-alpine descents to steep climbs out of desert canyons, to easy dirt road rambles through state parks, national forests, and grasslands. The author outlines 50 of the best rides from Fort Collins to Durango and from Grand Junction to the Front Range, including a weeklong mountain bike adventure from Telluride to Moab, Utah. This guide will give you the inside track on everything from the best time of year to ride, to local events and attractions, and even where to get a cold drink and a bite to eat. Insider tidbits about each route's historic background make this more than just a trail guide.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Colorado" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Kremmling, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Montrose, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: The Buffalo Creek Area includes a network of outstanding singletrack within an hour's drive of Denver. Most of the riding rolls through thick forests over smooth and tacky singletrack. Some sandy sect ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Conifer, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.5
... Preview: The 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 Colorado. The non-san ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Salida, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: 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 two miles of somewhat difficult climbing over 10,00 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Walden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.9
... Preview: Since a vast majority of the route passes through dense stands of aspen, the Cat Creek Trail makes for a great autumn ride. With a total elevation gain of 1,400 feet, this ride is moderately difficult ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Monte Vista, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: Chutes & Ladders is a long-time favorite of Fruita mountain bikers. Recalling the ups and downs of the old childhood board game, Chutes & Ladders offers a technically rolling romp over some of the bes ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Fruita, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Cedaredge, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: The Deadman's Gulch Trail is one of Crested Butte's finest, running the gamut for Rocky Mountain riding. Burning climbs, savage descents, technical singletrack (both up and down), and the famed Deadma ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.1
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Telluride, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: With the Gunnison National Forest blanketing nearly 85 percent of the entire county, Crested Butte is a mountain biker's town. The Deer Creek Trail is one of the town's most celebrated trails. This tr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.9
... Preview: The Dyke Trail Loop is another trail in Crested Butte's long list of incredible rides. Combining long climbs, lakeside views, towering mountains, fast singletrack, and aspen forests, the Dyke Trail is ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: This ride incorporates the widely popular Grand Traverse Trail on Vail Mountain to access the more obscure Cougar Ridge Trail to Minturn. Via the Village Trail, riders get an overview of the Vail Ski ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Vail, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: The Hartman Rocks area offers high desert riding in a 6,000-acre basin. Funky granite formations, slickrock, sand, and sage add to this geological curiosity's appeal. The Rocks, as Gunnison locals cal ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Gunnison, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: The Hermosa Creek Trail has long been considered as one of the country's top rides - and for good reason. It is nearly 20 miles of descending smooth-running singletrack beside the beautiful Hermosa Cr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Hermosa, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.1
... Preview: Hewlett's Gulch is a favorite among mountain bikers in and around Fort Collings. Its fast singletrack, big drop-offs, creek crossings, killer climbs, and one very rocky descent will satisfy any mounta ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Fort Collins, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Mountain bike riders in Steamboat Springs are tough. When one trail isn't long enough to fill up the space of a day, local riders combine two or more trails. The Hot Springs to Mad Creek to Red Dirt ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 24.3
... Preview: House Rock to Pierson Park follows a primitive jeep road. There are a number of steep switchbacks, both up and down, which will test your bike handling skills. The ride also offers a good amount of f ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Estes Park, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: As a skiing hill, Howelsen Hill has already been the proving grounds for 37 Olympians, 14 members of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame, and six members of the National Ski Hall of Fame - and has sent more ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.1

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