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Argos to Grubstake Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (35)

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


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5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

7,179' 2,188 m

High

6,172' 1,881 m

Low

1,129' 344 m

Up

1,128' 344 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Chris JD

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 35 votes

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in Apex Park

#719

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Photos

Putting the Wyatt fatbike through the paces in Colorado!
Jan 17, 2017 near Golden, CO
The rock chute on Argos.
Jul 9, 2021 near Golden, CO
Descending Argos.
Jul 9, 2021 near Golden, CO
Enchanted forest and magic mountain! Bikes downhill only on even days! This and White Ranch are the best trails to me on the Front Range!
Feb 12, 2021 near Golden, CO
The top of Argos overlooking Golden. Facing Grubsnake.
Jun 24, 2016 near Golden, CO
Great view from the intersection!
Sep 16, 2017 near Golden, CO

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Sep 1, 2023
Levi Roberts
Decent ride. No high spend or jumps
Jul 16, 2023
Rane Jaresh
Oct 10, 2022
Pat McDermott
Out of shape so hard climb but good fun ride 5.6mi
Aug 20, 2022
JUSTIN JOHNSON
1st Firebird Ride
Aug 4, 2022
Beau Hott
Apr 26, 2022
Hunter Ruth
Ride with John and Eldron Argos-Grub- Argos- Enchanted- Magic 7.9mi — 1h 52m
Nov 10, 2021
HannahGem Gembarowski
First day on the new bike! — 1h 53m
Oct 27, 2021
claire.p
Awesome odd-day route. Note that despite what the description says, none of the trails in this route are multi-directional; you can ride this on an… 6.3mi — 52h 56m