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Winter Park East

 10 votes

Length

17.4 Miles 28.0 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

Elevation

2,166' 660 m

Ascent

-2,172' -662 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

10,212' 3,113 m

High

8,755' 2,669 m

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This loop climbs predominantly bike path and dirt road and descends predominantly sweet singletrack.

Mike Barlow

Overview

This ride climbs up to near tree line and descends on initially a rough ATV trail, then singletrack back to town. The grade is never very steep, but is continuous.
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Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

See the Winter Park bike site for more info.

Description

0.0 miles- Start at Winter Park Information Center and head south on sidewalk and then the Fraser River Trail bike path for 2.4 miles to the intersection with Trademark Dr.
2.4 miles- Turn right on Trademark Dr. for 0.1 miles.
2.5 miles- Turn left on Winter Park Dr. for 0.2 miles.
2.7 miles- Turn left on Old Town Dr. for 0.2 miles and cross Hwy 40 at a signaled crossing.
2.9 miles- Continue up Lakota Trail for 0.1 miles.
3.0 miles- Merge right on Arrow Trail road for 0.5 miles.
3.5 miles- Turn right on FS 128 dirt road for 0.1 miles.
3.6 miles- Turn left on Buck Creek Trail for 2.1 miles.
5.7 miles- Turn right on FS 149/Corona Pass Rd Connector dirt road for 0.1 miles.
5.8 miles- Turn left on Broken Thumb Trail for 3.1 miles.

Broken Thumb is a nice diversion from the descent down Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass). Broken Thumb could be ridden both ways but isn't that great of a climb and would likely require some walking. The upper portion of the trail is wide, fast, and flowing with water bar whoops and some steeper sections.

The bottom half is generally flatter and was reclaimed to singletrack in 2012 or 2013. From the trailhead on Water Board Road/ FS 128, head west (left if descending Broken Thumb) to get back to Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass).

8.9 miles- Turn left on Water Board Road/FS 128 dirt road for 0.3 miles.
9.2 miles- Turn right on Twisted Ankle singletrack for 1.1 miles.

Twisted Ankle connects 128 to the South Fork Loop. The main challenges are a few sharp turns that can be a little loose at times.

10.3 miles- Turn right on South Fork Loop singletrack for 0.6 miles.
10.9 miles- Turn right on Burnout Loop trail for 0.3 miles to beginning of loop (counter-clockwise recommended) .
11.2 miles- Turn right for 1.3 mile loop.

This loop is good if you want to add a little distance to the South Fork Loop. The best direction is clockwise.

12.5 miles- Turn right on Burnout Loop trail for 0.3 miles.
12.8 miles- Turn Right on South Fork Loop dirt road for 0.1 miles.
12.9 miles- Turn left on Idlewild Trail singletrack for 0.3 miles.
13.2 miles- Turn right on Ditch Trail singletrack for 0.8 miles.

Starting from the Homestead Trail, Ditch Trail cuts a hard right and begins its (very gentle) ascent. Ditch Trail then follows an old irrigation ditch all the way up to the second intersection with the South Fork Loop.

The trail is very flat with virtually no rocks or roots making it a great option for beginners. Ditch Trail also bisects many of the trails in the Rendezvous system, so it's a great way to get from one trail to another.

14.0 miles- Turn left on Homestead Trail for 0.1 miles.
14.1 miles- Turn left on Crosstrails singletrack for 0.4 miles.
14.5 miles- Turn right on Winterwoods singletrack for 0.3 miles.
14.8 miles- Merge right onto Serendipity singletrack for 0.6 miles.

The newly developed Serendipity is smoothed out and just wider than singletrack, making it great for beginners or anyone looking for a more mellow climb. It is a pretty straight shot up the side of the mountain, connecting several trails in the process.

15.4 miles- Turn right on Yankee Doodle Trail for 1.4 miles.

Starting at the end of Idlewild Road in Downtown Winter Park, Yankee Doodle Trail begins just on the right after the bottom of the old Idlewild Ski Area lift. The beginning is the steepest as you go up some very tight and rocky switchbacks. As you make your way up, the terrain will gradually change and you'll pass the top of the lift and eventually pop out on CR 80.

16.8 miles- Continue straight on Ski Idlewild Road for 0.1 miles.
16.9 miles- Hop on Vasquez Creek Bike Path past the skateboard park for 0.3 miles.
17.2 miles- Turn left at US Hwy 40 and continue 0.1 miles to the Winter Park Information Center and the end of the loop.

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May 17, 2018
Preston Dennis
Aug 17, 2017
Rob Ups
Aug 11, 2017
Jason Lampenrider
Jul 12, 2017
H. Schiff
The first half of descending is a blast and a half. Trail is all clear and I would recommend riding the Burnout loop counter clockwise. 17mi
Jul 9, 2017
J Welle
hard to follow route at times. lots of turns. off trail multiple times, lost. even went through woods once for about 15min to find road. 17.4mi
Jul 3, 2017
Nicky Rucker
Jun 30, 2017
RJ Brule
Aug 13, 2016
John Iannone

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  4.0 from 10 votes

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