Best Mountain Biking in Colorado

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Canyon Loop Trail


A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were once gravel pits. In a world where it often seems that nature is losing out to…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 1.4 miles Best Trail in co - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Palmer Park


Palmer Park is a mountain biking oasis. This slice of singletrack heaven is surrounded by the entire mass of humanity that is Colorado Springs. If you were going to train an elite force of mountain bi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado Springs"
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - 25 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Monarch Crest Trail


Epic is the only word for it. The Monarch Crest Trail is considered the premier mountain bike ride in the entire 14ers Region. Touted by Bicycle Magazine as one of the top five rides in the United S…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Salida, CO - Mountain Biking - 35.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Colorado Trail / Green Mountain Trail


Singletrack, singletrack, and more singletrack! One of the best rides in the Front Range. Don’t miss this one! Tread: 0.2 mile on doubletrack and 17.3 miles on singletrack.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Denver & Boulder"
Buffalo Creek, CO - Mountain Biking - 17.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Trail 401


If you are only in Crested Butte for a day, this is the ride to do. Trail 401 has mind-boggling singletrack, spectacular views, and beautiful alpine wildflowers. This is easily one of the best rides i…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Crested Butte"
Crested Butte, CO - Mountain Biking - 14.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Maxwell Falls


While not the longest ride in the world, this ride has a challenging, rocky climb to start and a fair amount on climbing for the short distance. It also has some easy smooth trail. This is also a po…
From the guidebook "Front Range Single Tracks: Volume 2"
Evergreen, CO - Mountain Biking - 4.3 miles
Published by Fat Tire Press

#7. Colorado Trail in Waterton Canyon


Follow a portion of the legendary Colorado Trail along the South Platte River from its eastern endpoint to the impressive Marston Diversion Dam. This immensely popular route winds up Waterton Canyon,…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver"
Louviers, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Castle and Tower Trails


From the ruins of a foothills estate, you can look out onto high plains, and from a covered lookout farther along the trail, you’ll enjoy views west to the Continental Divide. Mount Falcon Park wa…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver"
Indian Hills, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.5 miles
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#9. Barr Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado Springs"
Manitou Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - 23.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Telluride to Moab Hut to Hut


Riders taking part in the San Juan Hut System’s Telluride to Moab bicycle tour are in for an epic adventure. Expect to be treated to the 14,000-foot, snow-capped peaks of the San Juans, the 100-mile-l…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Telluride, CO - Mountain Biking - 201 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Wise Mountain / The Colorado Trail


On top of offering the whole enchilada, this section of the Colorado Trail smothers it in green chili. Sink your knobby teeth into this: mellow cruising along Breckenridge's Tiger Road, roaring descen…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado"
Frisco, CO - Mountain Biking - 24.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Dakota Ridge and Mathews / Winters Park


This heavily used local favorite is often rideable year round and affords you with several challenging ride options and great views of the hogback and Red Rocks Park. The Dakota Ridge Trail is technic…
From the guidebook "Front Range Single Tracks"
Morrison, CO - Mountain Biking - 6.5 miles
Published by Fat Tire Press

#13. Alderfer / Three Sisters Loop


Great beginner to intermediate ride, with excellent views and wonderful, smooth singletrack for most of the ride. From the parking lot cross Buffalo Park Road to Evergreen Mountain Trail. Pedal up thi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Denver & Boulder"
Evergreen, CO - Mountain Biking - 7.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. The Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass to Goldhill Trailhead


This segment originally started at the Kenosha Pass Campground driveway and proceeded through the campground and out the back gate. (There was even a small parking area off of the driveway for CT user…
From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Jefferson, CO - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 32.9 miles
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#15. Buffalo Creek Big Ride


This Buffalo Creek ride is a good test of one's abilities, with its 20 miles of sweet single track and 2,700 feet in elevation gain. This ride cobbles together a series of different trails in a figure…
From the guidebook "Front Range Single Tracks"
Pine, CO - Mountain Biking - 20.2 miles
Published by Fat Tire Press

#16. Hartman Rocks


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 - 18.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Mohawk Lakes


The Spruce Creek trails gently climbs through thick forest for 1. 5 miles. After the junction with the Wheeler National Recreation Trail, various open areas provide glimpses of the silver ribbon of Co…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Summit County Area"
Breckenridge, CO - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 6 miles
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#18. Gold Camp Road


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.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Colorado Springs"
Colorado Springs, CO - Mountain Biking - 29.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Dunes Hiking


Middle Frisco Trail follows sparkling, gurgling Middle San Francisco Creek and its tributaries up to San Francisco Lakes. Starting among stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, the trail slowly gain…
From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado"
Del Norte, CO - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 12.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. The Colorado Trail: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road


This segment starts at US-550, just north of Molas Pass. It proceeds west on a trail, separate from the access road, to the south side of Little Molas Lake Campground. After a short trip through the c…
From the guidebook "The Colorado Trail: The Official Guidebook"
Silverton, CO - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 20.9 miles
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press