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Green Mountain Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (54)

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


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

Singletrack

6,832' 2,082 m

High

6,068' 1,850 m

Low

1,034' 315 m

Up

1,017' 310 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by Beth Hooper

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 54 votes

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  3.5 from 54 votes
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Photos

Top of Green Mountain, looking North - South Table Mtn, North Table Mtn, Golden and Longs Peak in the distance.
Dec 4, 2017 near West Pl…, CO
One of the nice lookouts / resting spots along the mellow Green Mountain Loop.
Nov 14, 2013 near Morrison, CO
The top of the climb rewards you with calming views of the front range, catch your breath though the downhill sarts here.
Apr 21, 2021 near West Pl…, CO
Mid climb break to take in the view.
Aug 19, 2020 near West Pl…, CO
Nice views from the top out over the foothills to the bigger mountains.
Nov 14, 2013 near West Pl…, CO
S'portin' local causes! Green mountain, over looking Golden, CO
Jul 6, 2017 near West Pl…, CO

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Jun 3, 2021
John Devine
1st ride ever - Went wrong way up car road, almost died - beautiful views of denver and front range 6.9mi
May 24, 2021
Caleb Bennett
did this in reverse with the climb at the beginning. Only thing challenging about this trail. 7mi — 1h 00m
May 7, 2021
Will Viitanen
May 2, 2021
Will Scheibe
8mi — 1h 33m
Apr 26, 2021
Mayra Haider
green mountain bike trail
Nov 15, 2020
Vincent Bowen
David n Vini B — 14h 08m
Nov 15, 2020
Kearse George
Nov 8, 2020
Allan Jarquin