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Post Work Sunset Ride

 3.7 (23)

6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

467' 142 m

Ascent

-450' -137 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

5,254' 1,601 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

Shared By Dave Reed

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All Clear 30 days ago
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Crank out the upper and lower loops from just off the Coal Creek bike path.

Dave Reed

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

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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Oct 2, 2018
Tom O
10.7mi
Sep 23, 2018
Tom O
11mi
Sep 8, 2018
Tom O
Aug 25, 2018
Seth Dorris
Black line closed
Aug 19, 2018
Seth Dorris
Little bit of mud in sections from last nights storm
Jul 28, 2018
Victoria Verderosa
Jul 11, 2018
Keith Bartlett
14.4mi
Jul 9, 2018
Keith Bartlett
Great ride but the parking on the west end is in a neighborhood. On the east end (singletrack section) there is actually a parking lot. 12.3mi

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  3.7 from 23 votes

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in Sunset East

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  3.7 from 23 votes
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#191

in Colorado

#1,265

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Jason Orr
Erie, CO
Jason Orr   Erie, CO
1/2 mile of singletrack added and the green line has been re-done! Help us get this broken in. facebook.com/ErieSingletrack Oct 7, 2015
Karim Bekka
Wyoming
Karim Bekka   Wyoming
We drove down from Wyoming expecting the winds to die off once we got down to Colorado like it usually does, though it did not today. We ran into 40+ mph winds which made it ridiculous to ride. Would love to come back and try the system when the winds are not an issue. They made a nice, though short, loop system given the relatively fat, barren terrain. Apr 10, 2017
Myles Waterman
Denver, CO
Myles Waterman   Denver, CO
Does anyone know when the black trail (closed for maintenance) will open back up? Aug 27, 2018

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