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Golden Open Space

 6 votes

Length

11.0 Miles 17.8 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

763' 232 m

Ascent

-762' -232 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

6,391' 1,948 m

High

6,093' 1,857 m

Low

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Sandy washes, tight turns, and some sweeping mesa loops make for a fun ride.

Timon Fish

Overview

This is the extended version of the Intro to Golden Open Space featured ride. It seems some of these southern trails have been added recently.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

You'll start this ride by dropping into the wash before you climb the side of a drainage to the top of some mesas on the south. From there, you can do a variety of ~one-mile loops. It's mostly flat terrain meandering through meadows and out around the edges of the mesas. Good miles, but nothing technical, and not sandy like down in the washes.

Most of the system is green/blue. There are a couple minor little ledgy things and tight, sandy corners where you can do funny things in slow motion if you're not careful. It looks like it gets a lot of horse traffic.

I just parked and took every left turn I could and believe I ended up riding everything there (~11 miles). This loop could definitely be ridden the other direction (take right turns everywhere) though, and be just as much fun.

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Check-Ins

Feb 4, 2018
Deborah Kern
With julie
Oct 15, 2017
Lee Horner
Jul 2, 2017
Rachel Danczyk
Apr 8, 2017
Lloyd Rantanen
Fun ride, got a little lost and almost did one loop twice 11mi
Mar 4, 2017
Billy Koch
First time out here. A nicely done singletrack with switchbacks through the arroyo and enough features to keep it interesting. 13mi
Dec 11, 2016
christina ting
good winter riding and fun exploring slickrock in the arroyos 13.3mi — 2h 00m

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  3.3 from 6 votes

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