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Sidewinder Loop

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This loop allows fit riders to do the classic Sidewinder Trail without a shuttle.


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38.5

Miles

61.9

KM

55%

Singletrack

6,302' 1,921 m

High

5,052' 1,540 m

Low

2,966' 904 m

Up

2,947' 898 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

The amazing Sidewinder Trail can be done as a loop, using nearby county roads that roughly parallel Sidewinder.

Need to Know

There are no legal cut-off roads between H75 and Ute Rd. (north half of this loop). It may be tempting to find a shorter route, but these trespass across private land. Please don't do this.

Description

This is the legal route to make a loop from Sidewinder Trail, and also allows access to different segments of Sidewinder Trail. The suggested start is at Eagle Valley Trail trailhead.

From this trailhead, ride 1/4 mile back (west) to Peach Valley Rd. Go right, and follow Peach Valley Rd. north about 14.5 miles. Although there are a few short climbs at the start, it's a nice mostly downhill spin. Wear warm layers if it's cold. At 14.5 miles, take a right onto the paved 2200 Rd. Go about a mile, then take a right onto H75 (dirt).

It's only 3 miles to the north Sidewinder Trailhead, but this slightly uphill road might be the crux of the entire ride, at least psychologically. At the north Sidewinder Trail trailhead, shed your layers and get ready for 19 miles of technical singletrack bliss.

At the end of Sidewinder, continue on a short section of Sunset Rocks Trail to Eagle Valley Trail. This is a truly unique little canyon chute that narrows to a single bike width towards the bottom. The trail ends right where you parked.

From north to south, many roads connect to Sidewinder Trail: H75 Rd., Ute Rd., Dinosaur Rd., Duncan Rd., Bobcat, Wave Rd., and Eagle Road. All of these connect to the Peach Valley/2200 Rd. route to allow shorter loops.

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Garry Baker

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Photos

A blue bird morning and a great time to ride the Sidewinder Loop.
May 26, 2017 near Delta, CO
Eric Bohler on Sidewinder near Dinosaur access
May 31, 2014 near Olathe, CO
Eagle Valley has some very cool technical features.
Aug 10, 2013 near Olathe, CO
sidewinder between the wave and bobcat trail
May 31, 2014 near Olathe, CO
Ralph Files on Sidewinder
May 31, 2014 near Olathe, CO
Sidewinder climbs in and out of many small canyons
May 31, 2014 near Delta, CO

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