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Floyd Hill Open Space

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (58)

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


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Map Key

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. As of October, 2022, the trail system has been expanded to include Canyon View Loop where you can ride it to the Drift Bypass juncture and continue on Canyon View Loop or for a shorter, steeper ride back to where the trails meet back up with Floyd's Loop, you can ride up Drift Bypass. At the top of Floyd Hill is The Sluice, a one-way, double black diamond downhill with 4'-6' jumps or a single black diamond line for a more mellow descent. Real restrooms have been opened in October of 2022.

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 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 58 votes

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Full review of the new Floyd Hill trails, as of June 2019.
Jun 17, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Riding one of the many line choices at the top
Sep 3, 2021 near Idaho S…, CO
Floyd Hill Mountain Biking // Best Trails Outside of Denver, Colorado
Nov 3, 2021 near Idaho S…, CO
New downhill trail at Floyd Hill, the "Sluice".
Sep 30, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Scenic overlook just off the upper loop.
Jul 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Speed and sticky rubber.
Sep 1, 2021 near Idaho S…, CO

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Oct 16, 2022
T L
Oct 3, 2022
Niki B
Aug 1, 2022
Brian Jacildo
Floyd hill
Jun 26, 2022
Jessie Lindsey
Challenging and rewarding. Some technical parts but the down hill is fun. 5mi — 1h 48m
Jun 19, 2022
Alfredo Hernandes
Apr 8, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Mar 26, 2022
Alicia Ziff
Muddy and still snow packed 4mi
Dec 4, 2021
Matthew Koenig