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.

  • #1 Canyon Loop Trail

    5 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were ...

  • #2 Maxwell Falls Bluffs Trail

    12 Reviews

    Arapaho National Forest, CO

    Maxwell Falls Bluffs Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 7,748 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  2.4 miles

    Maxwell Falls Bluffs Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is within Arapaho National Forest. ...

  • #3 Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R. R.

    11 Reviews

    Roosevelt National Forest, CO

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 7.9 miles long and begins at 8,655 ...
    •  7.9 miles

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within ...

  • #4 Castle, Meadow, and Tower Trails-Mount Falcon Park-

    6 Reviews

    Indian Hills, CO

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    From the ruins of a foothills estate, you can look out onto high plains, and from a covered lookout farther along the trail, ...

  • #5 Barr Lake Trail

    14 Reviews

    Adams County, CO

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,102 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.7 miles with a total ...
    •  10.2 miles

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,102 ...

  • #6 Trail 401

    4 Reviews

    Crested Butte, CO

    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 ...
    •  2.5 - 3.5 hours
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    If you are only in Crested Butte for a day, this is the ride to do. Trail 401 has mind-boggling singletrack, spectacular ...

  • #7 Cucumber Gulch

    4 Reviews

    Breckenridge, CO

    This easy hike along the edges of Cucumber Gulch provides not only great views of the Tenmile Range, but also glimpses of a fen wetland that is considered prime habitat for the endangered boreal ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy hike along the edges of Cucumber Gulch provides not only great views of the Tenmile Range, but also glimpses of ...

  • #8 Telluride to Moab Hut to Hut

    1 Reviews

    Telluride, CO

    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 ...
    •  7 days riding between huts
    •  201 miles
    •  Guide

    Riders taking part in the San Juan Hut System’s Telluride to Moab bicycle tour are in for an epic adventure. Expect to be ...

  • #9 Wise Mountain / The Colorado Trail

    4 Reviews

    Frisco, CO

    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 ...
    •  Advanced Riders, 2.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 3.5 hours
    •  24.8 miles
    •  Guide

    On top of offering the whole enchilada, this section of the Colorado Trail smothers it in green chili. Sink your knobby teeth ...

  • #10 The Colorado Trail: Kenosha Pass to Goldhill Trailhead

    1 Reviews

    Jefferson, CO

    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 ...
    •  32.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This segment originally started at the Kenosha Pass Campground driveway and proceeded through the campground and out the ...

  • #11 Dakota Ridge and Mathews / Winters Park

    6 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    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 ...
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This heavily used local favorite is often rideable year round and affords you with several challenging ride options and great ...

  • #12 Alderfer / Three Sisters Loop

    4 Reviews

    Evergreen, CO

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Great beginner to intermediate ride, with excellent views and wonderful, smooth singletrack for most of the ride. From the ...

  • #13 Buffalo Creek Big Ride

    4 Reviews

    Pine, CO

    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 ...
    •  20.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #14 Barr Trail

    9 Reviews

    Pike National Forest, CO

    Barr Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 11.5 miles long and begins at 6,692 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  11.5 miles

    Barr Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 11.5 miles ...

  • #15 Apex Park

    5 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    This is a great ride if you don't mind a climb. After you reach the top, you start a fast downhill. Watch out for the switchbacks; some have loose rocks and may be difficult to clean. Terrain: ...
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great ride if you don't mind a climb. After you reach the top, you start a fast downhill. Watch out for the switchbacks; ...

  • #16 Royal Arch Trail

    3 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    Broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of a mountain stream shelter this gently ascending route to a viewpoint overlooking the snowcapped peaks of the Continental Divide. ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of a mountain stream shelter this gently ascending route to ...

  • #17 Gold Camp Road

    3 Reviews

    Colorado Springs, CO

    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. ...
    •  4 hours
    •  29.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic and peaceful ride. Cars are forbidden on this road, creating a wide playground for bikes. Views of the plains and ...

  • #18 Dunes Hiking

    5 Reviews

    Del Norte, CO

    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 ...
    •  6 to 8.5 hours
    •  12.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Middle Frisco Trail follows sparkling, gurgling Middle San Francisco Creek and its tributaries up to San Francisco Lakes. ...

  • #19 The Colorado Trail: Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road

    2 Reviews

    Silverton, CO

    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 ...
    •  20.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This segment starts at US-550, just north of Molas Pass. It proceeds west on a trail, separate from the access road, to the ...

  • #20 Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch

    6 Reviews

    Summit County, CO

    Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 10,461 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.3 miles

    Chihuahua Gulch Trail to Ruby Gulch is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Summit County, Colorado. It is within White River ...