Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range Guide Book

by Stephen Hlawaty (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Coloradoand39;s Front Range  by Stephen Hlawaty

304pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762725559

Colorado's Front Range offers a wealth of mountain biking options, from scenic cruising trails to heart-pumping, demanding singletrack. Local mountain biker and author Stephen Hlawaty outlines more than fifty great rides near the major Front Range communities of Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Explore alpine trails near the historic tungsten and gold mining towns of Nederland and Ward, discover off-the-beaten-path routes in the Red Feather Lakes area, and ride along an old narrow-gauge train bed to the Continental Divide at its highest crossing in North America. Insider tidbits about the area's rich history, attractions, and wildlife make this more than just a trail guide.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range" Guide Book
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... Preview: Alderfer/Three Sisters Park offers riders a network of great trails. From smooth to rocky singletrack along speedy descents and tough climbs, the trails offer something for everyone. The rock formatio ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Evergreen, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: Apex Park offers a network of trails within a short drive of Boulder, Denver, and Golden. Hence, it can get crowded on weekends. But don’t let its proximity fool you into believing that Apex Park does ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This trail leads to the top of the Continental Divide and the 13,132-foot Argentine Pass, the highest crossing of the Continental Divide in North America. From the top of the Divide, riders are reward ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Georgetown, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.2
... Preview: The Buffalo Creek Mountain Bike Recreation 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 sin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Buffalo Creek, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: The Barbour Forks Trail is one of the lesser-traveled trails in the Denver/Boulder region. This may be due to the variety of trails that cross its main route. For this reason, riders should always be ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Idaho Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Betasso Preserve delivers a short, but sweet ride and offers much to riders of any ability. The wide and smooth singletrack of the Canyon Loop Trail is ideal for beginners wanting to test their single ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Boulder, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Still a working cattle ranch, the Boulder Valley Ranch offers a trail system that weaves atop mesas and through rich agricultural fields. Along the route you’ll find views of the Flatirons to the west ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: The Ceran St. Vrain Trail has long been a Boulder favorite. Locals enjoy its proximity to Boulder and drool over the pristine singletrack that leads through a mixed conifer forest and along the South ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Jamestown, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: The area surrounding Lookout Mountain, aside from being great for mountain biking, is also a well-known hang gliders’ stomping ground. But for those of us who prefer the terra firma to the terrifying, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: The Coyote Song Trail offers an easy and short ride through wide-open meadows below the Rocky Mountain foothills. The route travels along wide singletrack as it passes intriguing red rock formations. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Littleton, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: The Hogback 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. The ride demands sound legs and techni ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Mountain bikers can access great singletrack trails in Deer Creek Canyon Park. The park encompasses 1,881 acres and 10.6 miles of trails. While the Meadowlark, Golden Eagle, and Homesteader Trails are ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Littleton, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: It wasn’t until a few years ago that one of Larimer County’s most impressive and striking geological landmarks was opened to mountain bikers. The Devil’s Backbone had originally been opened to hikers; ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Loveland, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The East Boulder Trail of the Teller Farm and White Rocks area provides an easy ride through the pastoral heartland of the Boulder Valley. Hay fields and croplands evidence the rich agricultural herit ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Boulder, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: Eldorado Canyon State Park offers riders a multitudinous array of recreational opportunities. The park itself is perhaps best known for its rock climbing. Climbers from around the world, and Boulder t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: The trails that weave through Elk Meadow Park are some of the finest in all of Jefferson County. While the climb to the top of Bergen Peak is a bit of a grunt, the views of Pikes Peak, Mount Evans, Mo ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Evergreen, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.3
... Preview: The Fourth of July Road is a widely used access route for campers, hikers, riders, and four-by-four vehicles. Thus, it tends to get crowded during the weekend. Don’t let the crowds turn you away, howe ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Nederland, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Opened in 1997, Hall Ranch is one of Boulder County’s newer trails. As part of the North Foothills Open Space, Hall Ranch has become a favorite among Boulder area mountain bikers and deservedly so. It ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Lyons, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: By offering smooth singletrack, beautiful views of Red Rocks Park and the Denver skyline, and a fast and sometimes rocky descent from the 6,800-foot summit, Hayden/ Green Mountain Park is sure to plea ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado's Front Range"
Lakewood, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4