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Alderfer/Three Sisters/Dedisse Tour

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

13.0 mile 20.9 kilometer out and back
90% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,920' 585 m
Descent: -1,923' -586 m
High: 8,527' 2,599 m
Low: 7,112' 2,168 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A tour of some pretty decent singletrack through the Dedisse and Three Sisters parks.

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Overview

This ride is generally pretty mellow but there are short sections that can increase the difficulty quite a bit. It's probably not a great ride for a beginner, but if they don't mind walking some sections, then it should be pretty manageable. There are also some sections that can be a bit rocky that might make newer riders uncomfortable.

The bit of the Sisters Trail between Bearberry and Dedisse Trail is actually very technical and fun if you like a challenge. It is on par with Hall Ranch, but not quite as long. There are also a lot of small sections of trail that have deviated from the original due to difficulty, so if you like more of a challenge you can try to stick to the hard stuff. (Though they are technical enough that you may not even think to try them).

Description

The first part of the Dedisse Trail is a nest of trails so it might be easy to get lost. There is one steep section that goes into a small creek where the trail forks after coming out, make sure to turn left here. Once you cross the road, there will be only one main trail.

The Dedisse has some decently steep and loose little climbs. All should be pretty rideable if you have the gas and balance to push through.

Once you get to the Evergreen Mountain trail you have a pretty steady 600ish foot climb over about 2 miles.

At the top, you can choose to do the Summit Loop if you'd like to reach the top and enjoy the view. There is only one tricky spot on this loop. If you take the loop counter-clockwise, the up portions are a little more technical. There is a scenic off shoot about 100 feet before the actual loop which can mess you up if you hope to go CCW. It's a short off shoot so not a big deal if you accidentally take it.

The back side of the Evergreen Mountain trail has a few rocks but nothing of note. Follow it to the west and north on your way to the Sisters Trail. On your way, you;ll incounter a few junctions. At the first one, with Wild Iris Loop, stay to the left. Shortly thereafter, take a left to cross Buffalo Creek Rd and another left to join Bluebird Meadow Trail. At the next two
junctions, stay left again to join Bearberry and follow it all of the way to Sisters Trail.

Once you loop back to the Sisters Trail, you'll hit some pretty great technical riding. The first part has a couple tough rock garden/water bar features that you'll have to climb over. The decent off the back side is pretty steep with a couple technical rocks and a lot of tight switch backs.

Once you get to the bottom of the steep section, turn left to join the Dedisse Trail once again and follow it back to where you began.

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Jun 6, 2020
Colin Ristig
12.5mi — 2h 00m
May 19, 2020
Chris JD
hotter than anticipated so felt really slow. 112mi — 1h 44m
May 17, 2020
Attila Riczak
9h 37m
May 13, 2020
Anthony Lewis
13mi — 2h 38m
May 12, 2020
Bryant P
May 6, 2020
Kevin Kennedy
May 6, 2020
Josh Holmes
East trailhead start through the lollipop. 6.5mi — 1h 20m
May 5, 2020
Liz Cohen
12.2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 150 votes

#1

in Dedisse Park

#91

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  4.0 from 150 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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#1

in Dedisse Park

#30

in Colorado

#91

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Photos

The mountain awaits.
Oct 8, 2015 near Evergreen, CO
Sweeping turns through meadow on the east side of Evergreen Mtn.
Aug 16, 2016 near Evergreen, CO
Coming down the west side of the 3 Sisters Trail.
Aug 4, 2016 near Evergreen, CO
Technical switch backs are the name of the game on the Sister's trail.
May 31, 2017 near Evergreen, CO
Descent from Evergreen Mountain Summit down the east side of the park ending at the bottom of Dedisse.
Oct 30, 2019 near Evergreen, CO
Fun features and tight switchbacks on the east side of Sisters Trail.
Aug 18, 2016 near Evergreen, CO

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