The race starts on Turnpike
and climbs steeply from the gun. Take this doubletrack to the 4 Points Spur
. Turn right and follow 4 Points Spur
through 4 Points intersection.
After reaching 4 Points, head straight onto Lower Arapahoe
. Here you'll encounter tight turns, rocks, and roots, but the trail ends too quickly and turns into Upper Cherokee
. Upper Cherokee
provides clean, mostly non-technical connection between Trestle Bike Park and the area's other XC trails, so rip it! At the bottom, turn right onto Tunnel Hill
- an easy doubletrack.
Follow all the way down to a left turn onto the Turnpike
, then a quick left onto Tunnel Hill Trail
. Here you'll encounter roots, rock drops, and fast flow. After the final switchbacks on Tunnel Hill Trail
, turn left onto Serenity
- A nice trail through the trees, leading from the resort up towards town. At the end of Serenity
turn left onto Ice Hill
. The fun is now over...
is a steep nasty climb - rideable, but probably only by fairly advanced and/or fit riders. Once this grunt is over you'll be sitting pretty, contouring hill all the way to Blue Sky
. Turn left, then immediately right to enter Blue Sky
for a nice meandering stroll through the woods, climbing gently over a fairly smooth trail surface. There are some roots and rocks here and there to remind you it's a mountain bike ride, but it's pretty mellow overall.
Once at the top of Blue Sky
turn left onto 897 FSR Cut for a short stint and turn a sharp left onto Tunnel Hill
. Follow this all the way to a left turn onto Chickadee
. After Tunnel Hill
is a rude awakening. The trail begins with with two very tight switchbacks, of which are spotted with roots/rocks. After exiting these obstacles, you can let it rip all the way down to Little Vasquez Rd.
Keep your speed in check here and turn a sharp right onto Little Vasquez Rd.
From here, Little Vasquez Rd.
is a significant climb. Turn right onto Tunnel Hill
, cross the Little Vasquez creek over a bridge, then quickly turn left to stay on Little Vasquez Rd.
Stay on Little Vasquez Rd.
until you see a singletrack trail off to your right - Lonesome Whistle
Take Lonesome Whistle
up to Green World
. Lonesome Whistle
is generally ridden as downhill, if that gives you an idea of the terrain here. Once at the top, turn left onto Green World
, which is the easiest way down Trestle Bike Park featuring wide, buffed out singletrack and beautiful vistas. Descend this awesomely fun trail to a left onto Arapahoe
. Descend Arapahoe
, which is littered with rocks and roots, to Lower Arapahoe
features tight turns, rocks, roots and undulating terrain. After multiple tight switchbacks, this trail eventually pops out onto a left turn on Upper Cherokee
, which you've been on before!
Take a sharp right turn onto Tunnel Hill
, then a sharp left to stay on Tunnel Hill
. Shortly after this left, take a quick left onto the lower portion of Green World
. Follow this trail all the way to a right onto the Road to Nowhere
. Fly down this all the way to the Base Area Finish, and you're done!