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Enchanted Forest

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1.5 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


49' 15 m


-495' -151 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (15°)

7,314' 2,229 m


6,868' 2,093 m




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

Alan Doak

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This trail is uphill only to bikes on odd numbered days. AKA you'll want to hit is on even numbered days for one of the best descents in the area. It's worth noting that a lot of hikers and runners still use these trails on even numbered days. Keep an eye out and a bell is recommended.


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 frontrange.


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Oct 4, 2018
Brian Morita
Aug 26, 2018
Lucas C
Truly Enchanted. Super fast with continuous root drops 6mi
Aug 10, 2018
Paul Richard
Jul 28, 2018
Ben Calvert
Jul 12, 2018
Jonah Howards
Jun 23, 2018
Jamie Mullowney
Jun 14, 2018
Christian Wendlandt
Jun 13, 2018
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Will Stingley
Denver, CO
Will Stingley   Denver, CO
Best descent on the Front Range, sho nuff! Aug 4, 2015
Kevin Reed
Golden, CO
Kevin Reed   Golden, CO
I've ridden this trail quite a bit in the last several years and it is indeed a blast to descend on a day when there aren't too many hikers. As the description says, it has a completely different feel than most Front Range trails which makes it a perfect choice for a hot summer day as it stays cool in the forest all day. One word of caution; I've experienced bikers flying by me at high speeds and almost taking out hikers who weren't paying attention or encountered the bikers in blind spots. Go fast when there's no one around but take it easy when your sight distance is limited. Be enchanted and don't take anyone by surprise. Nov 29, 2015
Tony Lumpkin
Evergreen, CO
Tony Lumpkin   Evergreen, CO
Best descent on front range? yes. #1 trail in Colorado as ranked on this site? hardly. Great trail (when it's not loaded with hikers) but how it ranks #1 in the state is beyond me. Mar 17, 2017

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