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Argos to Grubstake Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.5 mile 8.9 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,131' 345 m
Descent: -1,130' -345 m
High: 7,177' 2,188 m
Low: 6,171' 1,881 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Chris JD

A fun after work ride that includes a leg workout with a fast loop that will keep you on your toes.

Chris JD

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One way on Argos trail (up only) on odd numbered calendar days.

Overview

This is really a combination of Argos, Pick'n Sledge, Grubstake loop and ending on the lower section of Apex.

Description

Start the uphill switchback grunt on Argos and turn right onto Pick'n Sledge at the first junction. Stay on this trail through a couple of rock features and continue straight at the junction with Grubstake to go clockwise (and take advantage of the downhill). Continue on Pick to the top of Indian Mountain where you can take a quick breather and check out the Denver metro area from the shade of the pines.

Ride on over the backside and turn sharp left onto Grubstake. It can be easy to miss if you're screaming along so a key marker is a sitting bench on your right. Another short and gentler uphill to a series of tight and somewhat technical downhill switchbacks with a nice roll back to the first Grubstake/Pick'n Sledge junction. Continue on back down the hill and onto Apex for a rewarding downhill (avoid the hikers and dogs!)

While there are a few rock sections and water bars, I wouldn't consider this continuously technical. Most flow very well and I'll bet if you got this far you can walk your bike over anything!

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Apr 5, 2020
Sue U.
Oct 22, 2019
Joy Norris
only rode argos pick/sledge DH apex. out-of-shape but coming down GRINNING. i'll be in biking shape now that i live here tho. yay!
Oct 4, 2019
Al P
Jul 5, 2019
Elliott Barrere
Jul 4, 2019
Trevor Blume
Decent climb
Jun 29, 2019
Paul Hunting
Apr 9, 2019
Ryan McNeil
Sep 8, 2018
Rex Dickson
Have to come back for enchanted forest.

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  3.8 from 25 votes

#3

in Apex Park

#985

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#3

in Apex Park

#182

in Colorado

#985

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Photos

Putting the Wyatt fatbike through the paces in Colorado!
Jan 17, 2017 near Golden, CO
The top of Argos overlooking Golden. Facing Grubsnake.
Jun 24, 2016 near Golden, CO
Fun year-round.
Mar 18, 2016 near Golden, CO
MTB Riding Apex Park Colorado
Oct 23, 2018 near Golden, CO
Great view from the intersection!
Sep 16, 2017 near Golden, CO
Enchanted forest is truly enchanting with beautiful root drops.
Aug 12, 2019 near Golden, CO

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