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Rendezvous

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

13.8 mile 22.2 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,588' 484 m
Descent: -1,587' -484 m
High: 9,582' 2,921 m
Low: 8,751' 2,667 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Tight, wooded singletrack abounds on this quick tour of the Rendezvous trail system.

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Overview

Ridden as part of the Epic Singletrack Series, Race Rendezvous is almost cross-race esque. This ride features tight, wooded singletrack without too much of the technicality featured on the other side of the valley. Plus, you get great views of Winter Park Resort and surrounding peaks.

Need to Know

Note: This track does differ slightly from what was ridden as part of the Epic Singletrack Series (2014). Instead of starting from Rendezvous Rd., I've mapped this ride to start and end at the same place.

Description

Start your ride from downtown Fraser, CO, or park near the trailhead. Take Idlewild Rd. to the start of Meadow Connector, which takes easy singletrack through the Rendezvous housing development to the real singletrack.

Cross Friends Drive twice and enter the woods on Meadow Trail. This is a relatively mellow climb, although it goes through the heart of the drainage, so it can get muddy at times. However, there are usually plenty of wildflowers in the meadows surrounding the trail. Follow this until you reach an intersection with Crosstrails and Homestead Trail. Turn right onto Crosstrails.

Crosstrails provides riders with some nice bermed turns with gentle rollers, and you can get some air if you are going fast enough! After this section, there is a short rocky stint before it turns back into smooth singletrack with gentle turns. Quickly after turning right, look for a left turn onto the South Fork Loop. Take this fast flowing singletrack to a right turn onto Winterwoods Trail. This easy trail takes you up a short climb to South Fork Loop.

Ride this bench cut trail for a short while as it contours along the hill until it intersects with Whoops Trail. Whoops is one of the harder trails in Rendezvous and presents riders with some steeps, rocks, and roots. However, you're only on it for a short while. Turn left when the trail is bisected by a dirt road/Crosstrails (take the dirt road).

Eventually, you'll encounter Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass), continue on Crosstrails until you reach a second intersection with Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass). Stay straight, then veer left to ride a connector trail to Arrow. This flowy, fun singletrack winds its way down to the South Fork Loop. Descend and then contour follow South Fork until you reach Burnout Loop.

Stay straight, then right once on Burnout Loop. This mostly doubletrack is a quick loop - highlights being some quick grassy meadow sections. Take a sharp right, out of Burnout Loop, then left back onto South Fork Loop, then a quick right onto Idlewild Trail. Idlewild boasts winding singletrack through the trees with some small root/log rollovers. At the fourway intersection, take a right onto Ditch Trail.

As a great beginner trail, Ditch Trail allows for extreme speeds when ridden by an expert. After following the mountain contour to the right, turn left onto Homestead Trail. Take Homestead back to Meadow Trail and eventually turn right onto Friends Drive. Take this to Rendezvous Rd., then turn right onto Pioneer Trail Rd.

Finally, after too much pavement, turn left onto Hawk Trail. This intermediate singletrack contours, then switchbacks down the hill to Fraser Chickadee. Fraser Chickadee winds its way across, then onto Pioneer Trail Rd. Turn right off of Pioneer Trail Rd to Bridger Terrace - be sure to take in the spectacular views.

At the end of Bridger Terrace, turn left onto Bench Trail, which dive bombs its way back to Fraser Chickadee. Turn right onto this fast and fun bench cut trail and follow the hill's contours back to Pioneer Trail Rd. Stay on this paved road until an intersection with Mills Meadow. Turn right onto Pumphouse Pass - stay left at the first intersection, then turn right onto Pumphouse Pass Spur - which pops you out at an intersection with Campfire Lane and Rendezvous Rd.

Turn right onto Rendezvous road, then left at the right hand bend in the road - you'll see it. Take this doubletrack back to Meadow Trail and follow back to your car or Fraser!

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Aug 18, 2019
Bill Hickman
Jul 21, 2019
Peter Byrne
Sep 16, 2018
Andrea Connally
Jul 25, 2017
Staci Stallings
Jul 10, 2016
Matt Drage
Awesome single track. Loved the ride.
Jun 25, 2016
Sam Brown
Jul 11, 2015
Tarik Hopkins

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Uncut course preview top to bottom run of Yankee Doodle Downhill starting at the intersection of Yankee Doodle, Crosstrails, and Corona Pass Road (County Road 80).
Jul 16, 2019 near Winter…, CO
Bridge crossing with meadow and Indian Peak views.
Mar 7, 2016 near Fraser, CO
An old lift just outside Fraser.
Jun 8, 2015 near Fraser, CO

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