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Enchanted Forest

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 4.6 (96)

A super fun downhill-only ride through the trees as an alternative to the Apex trail.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Singletrack

7,309' 2,228 m

High

6,867' 2,093 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

442' 135 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

71%

Max Grade (36°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Bikes-only on even calendar days (2nd, 4th, etc.) through September 10, 2021. Closed to bikes on odd calendar days. Keep an eye out and a bell is recommended. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

Enchanted Forest is a super fun alternative to the upper section of the Apex Trail. Aptly named, the trail follows tight and twisty singletrack through dense forest (dense by Colorado standards), lending it a different mood from other rides at Apex.

There are numerous, high speed root and rock maneuvers through the trees, which make this a blast for riders that like technical trail. The lush, dense forest that Enchanted forest runs through can look more like the Pacific Northwest than the Colorado Front Range.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Doak with improvements by Tom Fitz

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 96 votes

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  4.6 from 96 votes
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#1

in Apex Park

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in Colorado

#19

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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 in early summer.
Oct 8, 2015 near Genesee, CO
Enchanted forest is all about ripping through the trees!
Sep 16, 2016 near Genesee, CO
The ROOTS! The last section of Enchanted is full of big gnarly roots.
Apr 18, 2017 near Golden, CO
Nearing the top of Apex trail - just past the small Aspen grove and toll bridge
May 22, 2013 near Genesee, CO
Apex Park | Enchanted Forest Descent
Jun 6, 2021 near Genesee, CO

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Jul 28, 2022
Caleb Elliott
Dec 4, 2021
Joshua Sylvester
Aug 10, 2021
Brendan Lamarre
Aug 6, 2021
Ryan Zabienski
Exposed roots make for some FUN line. 8mi
Jul 14, 2021
Kent Blackburn
Jun 29, 2021
Kent Blackburn
Jun 18, 2021
Federico Rangel
Jun 27, 2020
Bab Rosh
if you follow the map it takes u to a dead end with no access. .. arrive at Alex trail parking lot