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greenBlue Cheyenne Rim Trail

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12.9 mile 20.7 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,646' 502 m
Descent: -996' -303 m
High: 7,295' 2,224 m
Low: 6,132' 1,869 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)


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Minor Issues 25 days ago See History
Snowy, Some Mud - Some snow drifts and wet spots. A couple places required 100-200' walking on snow drifts.

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This trail can be accessed by heading west from the south parking lot. If you take it in this direction it's mostly uphill. Alternatively, you can link up to it from the Canyon Trail and get to ride this trail for nearly nine miles of mostly downhill!

This is a multi-use trail, shared with hikers and equestrians. The area is grazed by sheep and cattle, so look out for them as well.

This trail has some sections of doubletrack, but mostly fun, flowy singletrack through rolling terrain. To the west, it crosses into the Red Mountain Open Space (managed by Larimer County) and then continues north into the Big Hole Open Space in Wyoming (managed by the city of Cheyenne). It then loops down south again back into the Red Mountain Open Space.


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Mar 27, 2019
Tim O'Hara
About 90% rideable. Some muddy spots and lingering snow drifts that required some walking. 21mi — 2h 22m
Nov 15, 2017
Marek Uliasz
The lower, 3 mile portion of the Cheyenne Rim trail was rerouted to make room for bisons - all a singletrack, a little bumpy (rocks, cattle tracks). 15mi — 2h 30m
Oct 17, 2017
Tim O'Hara
Did the Cheyenne Ridge - Canyons - Mahagony - Pronghorn Loop. A bit choppy in places but otherwise in great shape! 21.8mi
Jun 17, 2017
Hud Darrah
To K and back 15.2mi
Nov 6, 2016
Kolt Merrill
Aug 9, 2016
Tim LaRose
Jun 19, 2016
Mike Be
May 28, 2016
Ryan A Brown
South parking lot to Canyon Trail intersection. 9.7mi — 1h 24m

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Getting to the southern trailhead requires driving on eight miles of teeth-chattering washboard. The trail was good but fully exposed to wind/snow/rain/sun. Currently no charge to park. If you don't want to fight the crowds in Fort Collins this may be the place to ride but I'm not headed back unless the road improves. Mar 15, 2016

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