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658 mi 1,059 km of trail 18 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 16 Trails Intermediate Trails 44 Trails Hard Trails 39 Trails
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Recommended Routes in San Isabel National Forest - 18

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Favorite Monarch Crest
Difficult

Monarch Crest - IMBA EPIC

36.2 mi 58.3 km 2,035' Up 620.31 m Up 5,890' Down 1795.37 m Down

Whitepine, CO
Favorite Cruising Twin Lakes in the fall.
Intermediate

Twin Lakes Trail

14.8 mi 23.8 km 605' Up 184.42 m Up 605' Down 184.28 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Buff and scenic. The Alpine Tunnel Trail is great.
Difficult

CDT Alpine Tunnel

18.0 mi 28.9 km 2,427' Up 739.73 m Up 2,443' Down 744.57 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
Favorite Django is a good mix of flowy and technical, with a nice backdrop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 1,005' Up 306.2 m Up 1,003' Down 305.85 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite "Don't feed the Rocky Mountain Elephant"
Intermediate

Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

10.3 mi 16.6 km 468' Up 142.65 m Up 466' Down 142.14 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Django is a good mix of flowy and technical, with a nice backdrop.
Difficult

BV OUTLAW

11.6 mi 18.7 km 949' Up 289.39 m Up 953' Down 290.37 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Monarch Crest
Very Difficult

Monarch Mind Bender

88.3 mi 142.2 km 10,554' Up 3216.82 m Up 14,424' Down 4396.55 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Alpine Lake from County Road 162. with permission from adoverboy2
Intermediate/Difficult

Tin Cup Pass Loop

68.3 mi 109.9 km 7,866' Up 2397.63 m Up 7,868' Down 2398.31 m Down

Alpine, CO

Trails in San Isabel National Forest - 78

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Vitamin B
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 50 
6.8 mi 11.0 km #2Green's Creek
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 31 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #3Silver Creek Trail
Difficult
Saguache, CO
Difficult
Saguache, CO 19 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Bacon Bits (1450A)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 24 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #5Unchained
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 14 
6.7 mi 10.8 km #6Starvation Creek
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 22 
6.3 mi 10.1 km #7Turquoise Lake Singletrack
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO 29 
11.9 mi 19.1 km #8Canyon Creek Trail
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 12 
21.6 mi 34.8 km #9CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO 11 
4.9 mi 7.8 km #10South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO 10 
11.3 mi 18.2 km #11Rainbow Trail #1336: Silver Creek to Mears Junction Hwy 285
Difficult
Saguache, CO
Difficult
Saguache, CO 26 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #12Little Browns Creek Trail #1430
Difficult
Alpine, CO
Difficult
Alpine, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #13Camp Elevation
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 17 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #14Sausage Link
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 12 
3.6 mi 5.9 km #15CT: Upper Twin Lakes Section
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #16North Face Bypass
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
7.5 mi 12.1 km #17Tunnel Lake Trail
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #18Django
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 22 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Broken Boyfriend South
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 10 
21.0 mi 33.8 km #20CT - Segment 14: Chalk Creek to US-50
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 17 

Photos of San Isabel National Forest - 202

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Smiling on the small amount of flowy downhill. Great beginning/intermediate techy trail
Apr 20, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Cruising Twin Lakes in the fall.
Oct 7, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Colorado high country riding at its best on the Canyon Creek Trail.
May 31, 2016 near Salida, CO
The experience of 2 Spaniards in Monarch Crest IMBA epic. Truly a high altitude mtb experience!
Oct 19, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
CT just above CO 365.
Jul 24, 2016 near Buena V…, CO
Aspen Grove along the Chalk Creek Segment
Apr 9, 2013 near Salida, CO
The above-treeline descending on Canyon Creek is seriously grin-inducing.
Sep 6, 2016 near Whitepine, CO
Somewhere along Silver Creek Trail on the the Monarch Crest IMBA Epic ride.
Oct 2, 2018 near Saguache, CO