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Royal Gorge Tour

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Length

11.6 Miles 18.6 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,161' 354 m

Ascent

-1,160' -354 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

7,108' 2,167 m

High

6,527' 1,989 m

Low

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All Clear 23 days ago
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A nice tour of the trail network north of the Royal Gorge with awesome flow and some tech.

Michael Silver

Overview [Suggest Changes]

On this ride you'll get views of the Royal Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as well as views of Pikes Peak to the north.
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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

These trails are open to foot traffic as well as bikes. Please ride with caution and be respectful of other users.

Description [Suggest Changes]

The ride starts off County Road 3a at a picnic area. There is a bathroom to change in and ample room at the parking area to stage your start.

Take the Canyon Rim Trail heading east. This is a steady easy climb with a few sandstone features to ride over. Turn left on Far Out then a right onto Le View. You can take in the view of the gorge and Sangre de Cristo Range from here. Continue on FAR Out to Summit Trail, an out-and-back climb to the top of Fremont Peak followed by a nice descent.

You'll rejoin FAR Out, staying to the right this will take you to Cañon Vista and eventually S'mores. S'mores loops around the campground. When you reach County Rd F30 at the northwest side of the campground, cross it to take Dark Side of the Moon. There is a slot drop over a granite rock which is technical and fun; stay to the right coming off the drop to flow onto the trail. This is one of the most fun trails in the park with awesome downhill flow through a recent burn area.
Loop back to the campground on TBD and then S'mores with a climb. When you reach the parking area for the campground head west on Canyon Rim Trail to head back to your car. This is a gradual down hill with intermediate tech; it's a nice way to round out the ride.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Canon City

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Jun 15, 2018
Carolyn Striker
May 29, 2018
Brandon Judd
Great ride with amazing views! 10.8mi
May 10, 2018
Brady Kraabel
beautiful out, nice Scenic Trail 11.6mi
May 5, 2018
Rae Anne DeBonville
Trail has variety with ups and downs. Coming my down dream weaver was really good. It is named tbd here still. 15mi
Mar 31, 2018
Blaine Christine
Great trail system and really fun ride. Semi-technical in spots - just enough for some light challenges here and there. TBD now = Dreamweaver!
Mar 31, 2018
wayne Latka
Mar 25, 2018
Karin Ohman
8mi
Mar 25, 2018
Austin Gohl
Rode with Karin, Morgan, Nik, and John

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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  4.8 from 5 votes
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