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North Table Mountain Park - West Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (69) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

15.4

Miles

24.8

KM

80%

Singletrack

6,533' 1,991 m

High

5,878' 1,792 m

Low

1,167' 356 m

Up

1,167' 356 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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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Shared By:

Shelan Shah

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  3.8 from 69 votes

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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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Apr 8, 2021
Kyle Mahanes
Alright trail for the front range. Definitely have made some improvements over the years. Crowded. DH okay 15.4mi — 1h 43m
Jan 31, 2021
eddie akin
1st time doing this. Pretty good. Very busy on weekend. 15.4mi — 2h 01m
Jan 16, 2021
Trung Vo
Trails were dry with just a few icy spots on the north side. — 11h 20m
Jan 6, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Dec 25, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Nov 21, 2020
Joshua Sylvester
Nov 13, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
with akio and steve
Oct 31, 2020
Scot Przybylski
Big elevation gain on the front end if taking the main path up. 7.5mi — 1h 34m