The "GSL" and Capitol Peak Trails

Canyon, Texas

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Glorious riding, here in the canyon. You have all the weird Texas erosion formations that were left over when the ocean receded, however many million years ago that was. Way before mountain bikes. Check out Lighthouse Peak sometime—it is one of the famous landmarks in the park. I don’t like riding up there because of all the horse traffic you can get sometimes, but I have done it. You can make a side-trip from the mountain bike trails and hit it pretty easily; it adds a couple of miles.

The "GSL" and Capitol Peak Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Glorious riding, here in the canyon. You have all the weird Texas erosion formations that were left over when the ocean receded, however many million years ago that was. Way before mountain bikes.

Check out Lighthouse Peak sometime—it is one of the famous landmarks in the park. I don’t like riding up there because of all the horse traffic you can get sometimes, but I have done it. You can make a side-trip from the mountain bike trails and hit it pretty easily; it adds a couple of miles."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Canyon
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round, except after rain
Local Contacts: Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to The "GSL" and Capitol Peak Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

3/20/2011
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Nice red dirt/clay trail. Superbly marked every tenth of a mile in most spots. A beginner could do most of this trail. Some technical areas in the first GSL section and some steep sections but easily manageable. If you're an experienced rider this can be a fast training ride for you, although on weekends it is highly populated. The scenery is terrific but it can get incredibly hot on the canyon floor. Bring extra water if your doing the whole trail system. Enjoy! I did!


5/23/2010
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The park fee is $5 per person. You get a map of the park that includes the three main trails. I suggest starting with the lighthouse trail and following onto GSL and Little Fox. The trails are well marked and everyone uses trail etiquette. Awesome riding!


8/17/2008
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Fun ride, not to tough, avoid if wet. Good single track and very senic.


2/6/2003
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Absolujtely beautiful scenery and great mountain biking trails. Good mix of all types of riding from fast and curvy to steep and technical. Great place to camp and spend the weekend riding the trails. Definitely a must ride trail!