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Apex Trail

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 4.1 (85)

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°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Two-way, multi-use all days. Use caution. Timber bell very welcome!

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 with improvements by David Miller

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 85 votes

#2

in Apex Park

#45

Overall
  4.1 from 85 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Apex Park

#16

in Colorado

#45

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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
Nearing the top of Apex trail - just past the small Aspen grove and toll bridge
May 22, 2013 near Genesee, CO
Finally found the drop! It's beautiful and smooth!
Aug 1, 2020 near Genesee, CO
Apex Park | Enchanted Forest Descent
Jun 6, 2021 near Genesee, CO
Stream crossing.
Jun 21, 2016 near Golden, CO

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All Clear 82 days ago
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Check-Ins

Jun 4, 2022
Patrick Sernyak
Novice mountain biker, was demoing a stump jumper,right before the terminus, flew over the handlebars, helmet saved my life!Fun as hell,regardless.
Apr 28, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Jul 30, 2021
Nate Vogel
7.5mi — 1h 45m
May 29, 2021
Reed Greisen
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 2, 2020
Tuan Vo