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North Table Mountain Park - West Loop

Intermediate

Trail

15.4 mile 24.8 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,208' 368 m
Descent: -1,209' -368 m
High: 6,534' 1,992 m
Low: 5,875' 1,791 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Shelan Shah

A perfect beginner ride which combines easy climbs and easy technical sections.

Shelan Shah

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Overview

North Table Mountain is an easy ride, great for beginners and intermediates looking to better their mountain biking skills. The climbs aren't the typical brutal front range climbs. There are a couple technical sections that allow you to hone in your riding skills. The top offers views of the foothills to the west, Golden to the south, and Denver to the east.

Need to Know

A seasonal closure of Rim Rock Trail is in effect between February 1 through July 31 to protect active raptor nesting territory and ground-nesting bird habitat.

Description

First, you'll start out in the West Parking lot. Ride north on the North Table Loop . Stay left at the North Table Loop and Mesa Top Trail intersection. You can stay on the North Table Loop or take the Tablerock Trail to the left. Continue North Table Loop staying right at the 1st and 2nd neighborhood access trails. Continue staying right at the North Table Loop and Lithic Trail intersection. Here is a short climb, arriving at the intersection of North Table Loop and Cottonwood Canyon Trail. Go straight to stay on the Cottonwood Canyon Trail to the top of the mesa.

Now you are done with a majority of the hard climb, and enjoy the smooth rolling doubletrack. At the intersection of Cottonwood Canyon Trail and Mesa Top Trail, turn right onto the Rim Rock Trail. Stay left and complete the Rim Rock Trail back to the Mesa Top trail. At Mesa Top, turn right and then your next left onto the Tilting Mesa Trail. Turn right at the next intersection to get back on the North Table Loop. Before descending down, you are going to get to a technical section that has a few rock stairs. After this technical section, stay on North Table Loop backtracking to the parking lot.

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May 17, 2020
Paul Whisenand
Dry but busy 10.9mi — 1h 24m
May 13, 2020
John Finch
Good ride 12mi — 1h 29m
May 9, 2020
Wendy Korotkin
15.4mi — 2h 00m
May 9, 2020
Niki C
May 3, 2020
Peter Adamis
Little muddy on the west end
Apr 25, 2020
Joe Haws
Apr 23, 2020
Rhema Nicoll
11.5mi — 1h 34m
Apr 23, 2020
Clark Smitherman

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  3.8 from 59 votes

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#70

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Rare foggy morning ride on the North Table Loop.
Jun 17, 2016 near Golden, CO
North Table Mountain provides an excellent ride close to town.
Feb 18, 2017 near Golden, CO
Morning sunrise.
Oct 29, 2015 near Golden, CO
Part of the "Table" in North Table Mountain...from the north side.
Jun 17, 2016 near Golden, CO
Even on wagon wheels, you can easily cruise the tight switchbacks on North Table.
Jul 7, 2017 near Golden, CO
Along side the basalt cliffs, between downhill sections on the south end of North Table Loop Trail
Apr 9, 2013 near Golden, CO

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