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Rim Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -90' -27 m
High: 6,509' 1,984 m
Low: 6,443' 1,964 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Stephen McLaughlin

A fun short loop with some challenging obstacles to work on skills close to Denver.

Stephen McLaughlin

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Description

This is a short trail in the Hidden Mesa Open Space. It can be accessed directly by car by taking Parker Road and turning west on Castle Oaks Drive. From Castle Oak Drive, turn left on Pleasant View Drive. After about 3 miles, there will be a small parking lot on your left. Alternatively, and probably more fun, you can access this trail from the Hidden Mesa Trail.

The trail is a short, fun loop on top of the Mesa. Ride either direction. The top of the mesa is a fun rocky ride with quasi slickrock sections. Most of it is fairly easy, but there is one section with several rock ledges that will test your beginner/intermediate skills. The largest of the ledges are around a foot high.

Return to your car, or add in the Hidden Mesa Trail for a fun downhill.

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Aug 10, 2019
Katie Rutherford
Jul 9, 2019
Noah Kelly
Jul 8, 2019
Marco Lafontaine
Jul 1, 2019
Ethan Wolfe
7.2mi
Jun 26, 2019
Shannon V
Jun 11, 2019
Ethan Wolfe
5.2mi
Jun 2, 2019
Colleen Chambers
Really muddy- not riding - don't want to damage trail — 9h 00m
May 27, 2019
Scott Wilkinson

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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#427

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Plenty of creative lines to challenge any rider.
Mar 4, 2016 near Castle…, CO
Boost this little drop at the top of the Mesa.
Feb 3, 2017 near Castle…, CO
5 unicyclists head out for a ride on the Rim Loop Trail at Hidden Mesa Open Space.
Mar 26, 2017 near Castle…, CO
Fun on the rocks
Mar 30, 2018 near Castle…, CO
Lots of fun drops on the Mesa.
Oct 18, 2015 near Castle…, CO
Great trail for mountain unicycling.
Oct 18, 2015 near Castle…, CO

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