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Apex Trail

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 4.1 (80)

A tough climb up a rocky technical valley, or a technical, rowdy descent.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Singletrack

7,474' 2,278 m

High

6,920' 2,109 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

554' 169 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Bikes-only on even calendar days (2nd, 4th, etc.) through September 10, 2021. Closed to bikes on odd calendar days.

Description

Apex Trail is the main trail connecting many of the Apex park trails to one another. You can start on the west (top) end off of Lookout Mountain road or from the east (bottom) off of the Heritage Park parking lot depending on the day.

It's a difficult technical climb as you work your way up this one. It's steep enough to get your heart rate up, then it throws water bars and lots of big rock moves at you to shatter your momentum. It's rideable, but many will have a tough time clearing the whole thing in one shot.

As a descent, Apex is a blast. This trail is rowdy, fast and technical. Expect difficult rock maneuvers, drops and high speeds. One of the most fun descents in the area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Thoele

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 80 votes

#2

in Apex Park

#32

Overall
  4.1 from 80 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Apex Park

#13

in Colorado

#32

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Photos

The biggest drop on Enchanted Forest. There is a bypass to the right
Apr 18, 2017 near Genesee, CO
Enchanted forest is all about ripping through the trees!
Sep 16, 2016 near Genesee, CO
Finally found the drop! It's beautiful and smooth!
Aug 1, 2020 near Genesee, CO
Stream crossing.
Jun 21, 2016 near Golden, CO
Nearing the top of Apex trail - just past the small Aspen grove and toll bridge
May 22, 2013 near Genesee, CO
Start of Enchanted Forest (looking south)
May 30, 2016 near Genesee, CO

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Oct 13, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 4, 2020
Benjamin Armengolli
Super fun ride! 7.8mi — 1h 15m
Aug 23, 2020
Jonah Petoskey
7.9mi — 1h 48m
Jun 28, 2020
Bobby Schoen
Jun 2, 2020
Tuan Vo
May 17, 2020
Zach Laurie
May 16, 2020
Brian Burnham
May 10, 2020
Alex Balister