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Green Mountain Loop

Intermediate
 3.5 (47)

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°)

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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

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  3.5 from 47 votes

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  3.5 from 47 votes
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Photos

One of the nice lookouts / resting spots along the mellow Green Mountain Loop.
Nov 14, 2013 near Morrison, 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
a slightly bumpy trail heading up the mountain
Jul 27, 2013 near West Pl…, CO
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
A line at bottom of COMBA Box o' Rox extension.
Jun 6, 2017 near Morrison, CO

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Jun 5, 2020
Nick D
May 31, 2020
Jeremiah Bartley
May 17, 2020
Kevin Ruby
Busy — 1h 00m
May 16, 2020
Justen Kruse
May 15, 2020
Bobby Schoen
May 12, 2020
Hunter Ruth
Rode the roller coaster 8mi — 1h 05m
May 9, 2020
Graham Roth
First time ever riding a mountain bike for me. This loop was very tiring. I made it about halfway through and had to turn around. Maybe next time!! 3mi — 1h 00m
May 7, 2020
Wendy Korotkin
6.9mi