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Floyd Hill Open Space

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (49) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Moderate grade multi-use singletrack with plenty of flow and views for mountain bikers.


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,574' 2,613 m

High

7,924' 2,415 m

Low

706' 215 m

Up

715' 218 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Both loops are good to go! Opened in July 2018.

Overview

This trail system had a soft open in July 2018. The existing trails are not very technical but certainly built to ride in a clockwise direction based on the banked switchbacks and climbing difficulty.

Need to Know

The new parking lot/trailhead is on the west side of the large vacant brown building on top of Floyd Hill.

Description

The trailhead is at nearly 8,000 feet in elevation making this an easy access, high elevation system which is okay to be done in the heat of summer. The trails are not directional but your best bet is to ride them clockwise (as mapped) starting with a mellow climb to the west from the lot on Lower Loop. You'll have some additional climbing in the shade as you get to the Upper Loop and a good amount of downhill to look forward to once you get to the ridge.

Future expansion includes a one-way downhill back to the parking lot and a full descent to the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon which connects to Centennial Cone via the Mayhem Gulch trailhead.

History & Background

This is a great step in the right direction for Clear Creek County Open Space. Hopefully, the first of many destination trailheads for Front Range mountain bikers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Robb Green with improvements by Mike Weingand and 1 other

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  4.1 from 49 votes

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  4.1 from 49 votes
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Full review of the new Floyd Hill trails, as of June 2019.
Jun 17, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Scenic overlook just off the upper loop.
Jul 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
View to the East prior to the descent
Aug 29, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
New downhill trail at Floyd Hill, the "Sluice".
Sep 30, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Top of the newest loop
Aug 29, 2018 near Idaho S…, CO
Climbing past boulder squeeze.
Mar 4, 2021 near Idaho S…, CO

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Jun 3, 2021
Stephanie Powell
Did the whole route clockwise - brutal and hot, challenging and fun.
May 13, 2021
Matthew Moodie
Hero dirt today 12mi — 3h 00m
Apr 11, 2021
Krisana Barrett
Still a bit snowy 5.5mi — 2h 00m
Jan 16, 2021
Ben Drawbaugh
Oct 11, 2020
Amanda Deen
7mi
Oct 7, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Oct 4, 2020
Horacio Morales
Oct 2, 2020
Jim Moss
Very steep uphill and difficult downhill — 2h 00m