Mountain Biking Colorado Springs  by David Crowell

Mountain Biking Colorado Springs Guide Book

by David Crowell (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Colorado Springs  by David Crowell
This guide gives the fat tire enthusiast the skinny on where to ride. Here are 50 of the best rides around Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Canon City, San Isabel National Forest, and Wet Mountain Valley, ranging from easy road rides to smooth singletrack and bravado-busting boulder fields. The ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes - helping you stay on track with accurate distances keyed to detailed maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty. A handy pocket-sized guide.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Colorado Springs" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 50.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.

While most folks will want to turn around at Barr Camp, it's theoretically possible to ride to the summit. The toll road goes to the summit for those who find a willing friend to drive a shuttle vehic ...
Manitou Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.4
The downhill on Long Ranch Road arguably makes the climb worthwhile. While the downhill is fast and furious, the climb gains more than 2000 feet in 3 miles! The views are up close and personal with Pi ...
Manitou Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.8
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The downhill section is scenic and exhilarating. In Bear Canyon loose gravel and occasional rocks paired with distracting views can end the best riders. Stop as needed to admire the view and then ha ...
Manitou Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.3
Listen to the sound of the wind through the dark-barked pines as you ride on the easily navigated gravel and dirt trails lit by tree-filtered daylight. A perfectly pleasant pedal. Being neither long n ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Buckhorn is a great "quick fix" that lunch hour commandos will want on their menus. Just enough uphill to pump the legs, plenty of down, and technical sections to keep the brain awake. Ride clockwise ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.9
Ride this very popular singletrack in a clockwise direction! The singletrack serves up some tight turns, gravel, and vistas of the canyon and city. Watch out for motorcycles on the singletrack of th ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.4
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The initial granny gear climb gives access to gorgeous meadows and an old mine's spur trail. Snowmobilers use the upper region in the winter. Following their blazes (orange diamonds) will lead you ast ...
Beulah, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.4
The Columbine trail offers spectacular vistas of the canyon and the Broadmoor below. The rock walls and ledges are divine during wildflower season. Look for columbine, Colorado's state flower. There ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6
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This is an extreme workout NOT for the faint-hearted! Deer Peak does offer unobstructed views and some wildlife is bound to scamper by during the climb. The last stretch of downhill is through an old ...
Beulah, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.2
Take a look at what your tax dollars can make! The United States Air Force Academy is a beautiful installation and the Falcon Trail shows it off. It is well signed, with little white falcons, and offe ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.9
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Weaving through Ponderosa pines, this trail is an exhilarating ride through the forest. The park has two loops with different characteristics that complement each other well. The trails are pretty sho ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
Enjoy a full day of pleasure on this playground's single and doubletrack. Ride through huge rock outcroppings, open meadows, tranquil ponds, and huge aspen. It's spectacular in the fall as crowds dwin ...
Divide, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
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Ride through two ghost towns and past numerous old mines. Rosita was a thriving town complete with a brewery, and Querida once boasted a population of 10,000. Old mines, such as the Bassik on Mount ...
Westcliffe, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.8
A scenic and peaceful ride. Cars are forbidden on this road, creating a wide playground for bikes. Views of the plains and North Cheyenne Canyon unfold beneath as the road twists into the mountains. ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 29.2
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This singletrack wanders along Grape Creek for a good look at an arid canyon and the remains of the old railway to Westcliffe. This trail is open most of the year, but heavy snows or high runoff can s ...
Canon City, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18
The view from above timberline is unforgettable. Add to that four high-country lakes; the Wet Mountain Valley below; a spur to Hermit Lake; beaver ponds; abundant wildlife; wildflowers galore. It a ...
Westcliffe, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.9
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This scenic loop follows a leg of the Rainbow Trail as it contours along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The high-lake trails enter the wilderness area and are off limits to bikes. If using the Alvar ...
Westcliffe, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.9
Horse thieves are said to have holed up in the high-country park that is the backdrop of this short gem. Some traces of past occupants still remain. A loop is planned for this trail. At press-time, ...
Divide, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
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Downhill, downhill, and more downhill! Whoop-te-doos in the middle of aspen groves and Jones Park make for the ultimate downhill run in the area. The Forest Service is in the midst of some trail con ...
Broadmoor, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.2
This picturesque ride doesn't require any special technical abilities. The initial ascent parallels a brook that runs amongst boulder outcroppings and aspens. Check out the domesticated elk ranch as ...
Westcliffe, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
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