Green Mountain Loop

 14 votes

8.0 Miles 12.8 Kilometers

Singletrack

1,192' 363 m

Ascent

-1,173' -357 m

Descent

6,831' 2,082 m

High

6,067' 1,849 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

All Clear

6,831' 2,082 m

High

6,067' 1,849 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

A perimeter loop around the Green Mountain area with 3 distinct sections.

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The Green Mountain Loop is a continuous trail all the way around the perimeter of the trail system. It could almost be broken into 3 separate trails because the sections are so different. Most people wouldn't ride the entire loop - there are too many better trails that branch off like Hayden Trail and Rooney Valley Trail.

As mapped here, it's ridden counter-clockwise. Heading that way, you'll bear right at the first trail sign / junction. You can also go hard right, which is a different trail, a connector up to the Rooney Valley Trail. Either of the right trail options will get you on the Green Mountain Loop, and left would take you clockwise on the loop.

The first section on the west part of the park is good rolling singletrack. It's the most enjoyable part of the trail from a riding perspective, and beginners will be able to ride all of it, while working on their skills a bit. There are also several little turnoffs to the right where you can relax a bit and catch views of Denver in the distance.

Continue to follow the singletrack through a few signed intersections. The trail will take you gradually left, and you'll pass the Utah parking and eventually end up at the Florida parking. Here, the trail turns sharply left and heads steeply uphill. The climb at this point is a bit of a grind, but the views are nice as you get higher up.

Keep riding up along the ridge past the radio tower, and you'll get some nice views off to the left. The trail along here is almost as wide as a dirt road, and smooth. Climb a bit further along the ridge and you'll find a nice, resting spot before the trail heads down again.

The trail stays wide the rest of the way down, and descends fairly steeply as it winds its way back down to the starting point.

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Sep 17, 2016
Aaron Berger
Sep 15, 2016
Steven Craig
Sep 15, 2016
Adam Garcia
8mi
Aug 24, 2016
Michelle Kinney
Rode with Alison. It was 61 and raining the entire time. Missed the left turn at the last parking lot and had to turn around. Lots of fun and mud. — 1h 30m
Aug 15, 2016
Big Pimpin
8mi — 1h 45m
Aug 5, 2016
Mary Beth Burch
8mi
Jun 9, 2016
Ryan Hickman
May 4, 2016
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