MTB Project Logo

Enchanted Forest

Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 49' 15 m
Descent: -495' -151 m
High: 7,314' 2,229 m
Low: 6,868' 2,093 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Alan Doak with improvements by Tom Fitz

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

Alan Doak

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

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.

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 frontrange.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

May 10, 2020
Alex Balister
Sep 4, 2019
Joel Lopez
Jul 28, 2019
Faruk Ramovic
Jun 18, 2019
Adam Miller
Jun 14, 2019
Paul Richard
Oct 4, 2018
Brian Morita
Aug 26, 2018
Lucas C
Truly Enchanted. Super fast with continuous root drops 6mi
Aug 10, 2018
Paul Richard

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 75 votes

#1

in Apex Park

#19

Overall
  4.6 from 75 votes
5 Star
69%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
1%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1

in Apex Park

#6

in Colorado

#19

Overall
679 Views Last Month
23,286 Since May 2, 2013
Difficult

0%
0%
6%
2%
90%
2%

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
The ROOTS! The last section of Enchanted is full of big gnarly roots.
Apr 18, 2017 near Golden, CO
Enchanted forest in early summer.
Oct 8, 2015 near Genesee, CO
A lot of fun root and rock drops in the enchanted forest section.
Aug 10, 2019 near Golden, CO
The Enchanted Forest trail in a dusting of snow.
May 8, 2017 near Genesee, CO

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter