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.
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.
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 Friendship 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
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 Friendship 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!