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greenBlue Post Work Sunset Ride

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Trail

6.7 mile 10.8 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 467' 142 m
Descent: -450' -137 m
High: 5,254' 1,601 m
Low: 5,073' 1,546 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Dave Reed

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

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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

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Jun 1, 2019
Andrea Helmig
great beginner ride, super fun 7mi — 1h 00m
May 27, 2019
Joe Gruba
East side is marked with uphill/downhill tracks. 6.4mi — 0h 46m
May 16, 2019
Shaun Hegsted
May 11, 2019
Steve K
Apr 28, 2019
Kelly D
12h 32m
Dec 31, 2018
nrj5011
Nov 25, 2018
Ethan Costain
Did a couple extra blue loops. 7.5mi
Oct 2, 2018
Tom O
10.7mi

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  3.7 from 26 votes

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#915

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in Colorado

#915

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