Best Bike Rides Denver and Boulder  by Robert Hurst

Best Bike Rides Denver and Boulder Guide Book

by Robert Hurst (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Denver and Boulder  by Robert Hurst
Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America’s largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Each book features 35-40 rides with color photos, maps, point-by-point miles and directions, and GPS coordinates of starting and finishing points.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Denver and Boulder" Guide Book
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A quick trail ride close to Denver, with dashes of tough climbing and speedy singletrack. Bear Creek Lake Park is a good spot for beginners to work on their off-road skills and for advanced riders to ...
Lakewood, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
This ride starts with a rocky, 2,000-foot climb to the summit of Bergen Peak. In just 12 miles you’ll climb and descend one of the toughest hills near the Front Range and ride most of the trail mileag ...
Evergreen, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8
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A favorite of Boulder’s world-class cross-country racers, this route offers quick access to high-quality trails via the Boulder Canyon bike path and Fourmile Canyon Road. If you happen to be in Boulde ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.3
This route is a leg-breaker with tons of climbing and tons of miles. Start this one early, and carry plenty of fluids, food, and cold-weather gear. The most difficult ride in the book!
Lyons, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 78.9
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Considering this route cuts right through the center of the city, it’s amazingly bikefriendly, using one of Denver’s well-designed multi-use paths to reach a pleasant, rolling loop around Cherry Creek ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 33.6
This ornery loop on rough, wide single-track trails offers bumps and thrills and a long climb—from the very bottom to the very top of Lookout Mountain. Instead of rolling back down the same trail, thi ...
Golden, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.7
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The sparsely populated Coal Creek Trail in Louisville is perfect for family outings and mellow cruising, with a gravel surface that is suitable for any type of bike.
Superior, CO - Mountain Biking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
The easiest ride in the book is a gentle cruise around scenic Crown Hill Lake, on a concrete bike path. A sign next to the path around Crown Hill Lake pretty much sums up this ride: SPEED LIMIT 10 MP ...
Lakewood, CO - Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 1.2
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A challenging trail ride near Evergreen. Beginners could enjoy this ride, but not without learning quite a bit along the way. This route visits two forested open space parcels near Evergreen, a bedroo ...
Evergreen, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
Rugged, rocky, and red. That’s Deer Creek Canyon Park, on the extreme southwest edge of suburban Denver. Tackle one of the toughest climbs on the Front Range to reach a pair of quick loops perched hig ...
Littleton, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
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A loop around east Boulder starting from the Valmont Bike Park. This route lacks significant climbing and stays primarily on concrete paths, with a taste of gravel and street riding. What do you do wh ...
Boulder, CO - Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 8.5
Test your climbing prowess on the switchbacks of Flagstaff Mountain, and achieve a bird’s-eye view of the little town below.
Boulder, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
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One of the prettiest rides in the book. A small collection of trails nestled against the foothills south of Boulder offers a quick but potentially strenuous mountain bike ride. Among the latest areas ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.6
A special ride that rockhounds will love. Test your skills in Hall’s locally famous Rock Garden on this short but intense single-track loop. Well north of Boulder, just out of range of the stench of v ...
Lyons, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.6
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Use Heil Valley Ranch to access the Picture Rock Trail, one of the Front Range’s coolest singletracks. This challenging route rewards both power and handling skill. This ride, a top favorite of Bould ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.8
A sleeper ride in a lesser-known Open Space park near Chatfield Reservoir and Deer Creek Canyon. Short but sweet, this pretty loop offers single-track thrills for riders of almost any ability. With mo ...
Littleton, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
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On the short side, but far from easy, this ride features almost 2,000 feet of climbing and one of the most technical trail segments in the state. The route outlined here is a version of a popular loca ...
Morrison, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 8
A compact, part-dirt route incorporating the excellent Kerr Gulch climb. Kerr Gulch Road is a bike-friendly road with a backcountry feel, climbing through ranch land from Kittredge to Bergen Park. Whe ...
Evergreen, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.8
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One of the most popular off-road rides around, with good reason. A hilly out-andback on a wide singletrack, with several rock challenges.
Idledale, CO - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
If you’re in the mood for a quick climb near Denver, nothing beats Lookout Mountain. This version of the local favorite is a loop that uses a neighborhood bike path in its descent off the mountain. Be ...
Golden, CO - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.3
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