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Black Line

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 4.3 (21)

Jumps, berms, and drops in three distinct sections comprise Erie's new, advanced flow trail.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

5,242' 1,598 m

High

5,167' 1,575 m

Low

27' 8 m

Up

101' 31 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Sunset East trails are occasionally closed to prevent trail damage if conditions are poor. Check the Erie Singletrack Advocates Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/ErieSingletrack/

Description

While not officially designated as a directional trail, this trail is certainly designed to be ridden downhill (east to west).

The Black Line is divided into three distinct segments, with short climbs in between. This trail is designed for advanced riders, but all features can be rolled and it is suitable for riders just learning how to jump or ride man-made features.

Segment 1 is a jump line. Bermed turns and tabletop jumps that get bigger as you go are the name of the game. Experienced riders will be able to ride this section with minimal or no use of the brakes before the short climb up to the top of Segment 2. It is possible to bail out to the Blue Trail or connect over to the Red Line to return to the top at this point.

Segment 2 has a different flavor, with the focus on quick, bermed turns and rollers rather than jumps. It ends with another short climb to reach the top of Segment 3, where it is possible to bail out to the Blue Trail.

Segment 3 begins with two options, both leading to rock-armored, step-down drops. The right option offers a smaller drop with a tight berm immediately following, while the left option allows for a larger and faster drop. As with all other features on this trail, either option can be rolled. In either case, the trails reconnect into a series of tabletop jumps, rollers, and berms before connecting back into the Blue Trail near the bottom.

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Shared By:

Jeff Welch

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 21 votes

#1

in Sunset East

#601

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  4.3 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Sunset East

#164

in Colorado

#601

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Photos

The Sunset Trails in Erie are aptly named... There are amazing sunset views of the Colorado Front Range out here
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunset senders in Erie.
May 19, 2019 near Erie, CO
Nick hits one of the large berms on the "Black Line" on the Sunset Trails in Erie, CO
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunday funday on the Black Line!
Dec 31, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunny day at the top of Black Line
Nov 12, 2018 near Erie, CO
The start of the descent
Jun 25, 2014 near Erie, CO

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Jun 7, 2020
Andrew McCullough
May 17, 2020
Josh Zapin
Jul 3, 2019
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May 27, 2019
Casey Owen
May 19, 2019
Tim K
May 19, 2019
Keith Cays
5-6 laps up & down 6mi
Nov 10, 2018
Nick Mullen
7mi
Aug 24, 2018
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