Rooney Valley Trail

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  3.1 from 7 votes
blue  Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #2 in the Hayden Park on Green Mountain area
#759 in CO, #6,242 Overall
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Nov 23 Red - Muddy
Trail in the area near West Pleasant View,
“A slightly more difficult trail cutting through the middle of the park.”
Michael Ahnemann on Nov 14, 2013
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2.54.0 milesKilometers 97’30 m Ascent 6,821’2,079 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -769’-234 m Descent 6,150’1,875 m Low 19% Max Grade (11°)
This trail is probably still rideable by most riders, but it's a bit more challenging than the Green Mountain Loop. It's singletrack, which makes it a nice trail to add to a loop in this area, rather than riding the doubletrack section of Green Mountain Loop along the ridge.

Starting at the top along the ridge, this trail heads mostly downhill for close to a mile. It's somewhat steep in places, with some smaller loose rocks, so beginners will want to take it slow. More advanced riders will find it adds some fun to a ride in this area.

You'll reach a junction about a third of the way down. Stay right to get on the Rooney connector that takes you back towards the Rooney Road trailhead, or stay left to continue on the main Rooney Valley Trail.

The option to the left adds a couple of short steep climbs and descents, followed by a final descent on 2-track back down to the Green Mountain Loop, at the southern edge.
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4.8 (6)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.5 (17)
This technical front range ride is only possible on even numbered days but it...
near West Pleasant View, CO
4.1 (100)
One of the better beginner/intermediate rides in the front range.
near Idaho Springs, CO

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PHOTOS of Rooney Valley Trail
  3.0 from 3 votes
The view from the top of the mountain, a long way traveled with the radi... (Morrison, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Loved all the wild flowers! On the Rooney Valley Trail (West Pleasant View, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
View from the top of Green Mountain (West Pleasant View, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
The bumpy start to the descent off the summit. If you look closely, you ... (Morrison, CO)