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Post Work Sunset Ride

Intermediate
 3.7 (32) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Crank out the upper and lower loops from just off the Coal Creek bike path.


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6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

85%

Singletrack

5,254' 1,601 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

467' 142 m

Up

450' 137 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

A quick combo ride of the upper Sunset East trails as well as the lower Sunset West, including Erie Forest, Sunset Ridge , Sidewinder and Meadows.

Description

From just off the Coal Creek Bike Path there's a nice easy entrance to the trail system- simply cut hard right as you enter to ascend the Sidewinder trail that makes a few mellow switchbacks to the top. From here, pop onto the road that leads uphill to the Sunset East trails. Look for a small sign and entrance to your left to get onto the trails and then ascend whichever way you feel like (there's a newly built Ascent trail that goes straight up between the Green Trail and Blue Trail runs for the most direct route).

From the top take your pick of either the "Green Trail" (left) or "Blue Trail" (right). The Green Trail has been recently rebuilt to include plenty of rollers, jumps and banked turns, while the Blue Trail is more of a flowing downhill run with dips and tighter turns. Feel free to do a few laps to try them both out!

When you're finished doing the upper loops head back down the road to the West trails where you can take the right at the top and then a left to swing onto the Sunset Ridge trail that has a nice banked entrance turn to start things off, keep heading north on this until you reach the terminus of the loop.

Turn left at the end to jump onto the Meadows lower trail that wraps back around and back to where you started. If you're feeling up for another one you can ascend directly from here back to the top where you can polish off the upper Erie Forest trail that offers some fun features to hop off of.

History & Background

Built very recently by the generous efforts of the Erie Singletrack Advocates

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Reed

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 32 votes

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#698

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#147

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#698

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Photos

The Sunset Trails in Erie are aptly named... There are amazing sunset views of the Colorado Front Range out here
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunset senders in Erie.
May 19, 2019 near Erie, CO
Nick hits one of the large berms on the "Black Line" on the Sunset Trails in Erie, CO
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Upper loops at a fitting sunset.
Oct 27, 2014 near Erie, CO
Sunday funday on the Black Line!
Dec 31, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunny day at the top of Black Line
Nov 12, 2018 near Erie, CO

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Jul 3, 2020
Travis Holland
12mi
May 24, 2020
Ryan B
May 23, 2020
Anthony Oristanio
Super fun motocross like jumps and turns smooth terrain 8.6mi — 1h 20m
Apr 30, 2020
Bernd Krebs
Sep 8, 2019
Brigette Modglin
Aug 27, 2019
Tom Dailey
Z home course. 6.4mi — 0h 40m
Jul 25, 2019
Karim Kazantsev
Jul 21, 2019
Karim Kazantsev
Great time riding the lines. Beware on a hot day as it will get you after few times climbing the middle line. Great spot to get technical skills up 6.7mi — 0h 45m