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Rooney Valley Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (93)

A slightly more difficult trail cutting through the middle of the park.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Singletrack

6,845' 2,086 m

High

6,157' 1,877 m

Low

66' 20 m

Up

754' 230 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

Note: It's been strongly recommended that people ride this trail downhill (as mapped), but it is possible to encounter hikers and uphill riders as well, so be alert.

This trail is probably still rideable by most riders, but it's a bit more challenging than the Green Mountain Loop. It's singletrack, which makes it a nice trail to add to a loop in this area, rather than riding the doubletrack section of Green Mountain Loop along the ridge.

Starting at the top along the ridge, this trail heads mostly downhill for close to a mile. It's somewhat steep in places, with some smaller loose rocks, so beginners will want to take it slow. More advanced riders will find it adds some fun to a ride in this area.

You'll reach a junction about a third of the way down. Stay right to get on the Rooney connector that takes you back towards the Rooney Road trailhead, or stay left to continue on the main Rooney Valley Trail.

The option to the left adds a couple of short steep climbs and descents, followed by a final descent on 2-track back down to the Green Mountain Loop, at the southern edge.

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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

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  4.1 from 93 votes

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Photos

View due south from the top of Rooney Valley Trail, right before the descent.
May 31, 2019 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
Coming out of Rooney Valley Trail
Jan 17, 2020 near West Pl…, CO
Rather be riding than driving.
Jan 11, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
A beautiful sunset from a clockwise loop, turns out counterclockwise is the better way to enjoy the Rooney Valley Trail.
Jul 8, 2017 near Morrison, CO
Green Mountain Lookout
Oct 5, 2018 near West Pl…, CO

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Apr 23, 2021
Austin Imig
Best part of green mountain 3.1mi
Apr 10, 2021
Brett Neville
Had a blast riding Rooney and Green Mountain Trails today! 16.2mi — 1h 21m
Apr 9, 2021
Matthew Moodie
Awesome laps at GM today 12mi
Jan 19, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Dec 27, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Nov 22, 2020
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Nov 18, 2020
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Oct 29, 2020
Adam Oliver
a little mud in the shade 6.5mi — 1h 30m