“A scenic, simple, mixed-surface ride that's fun on a variety of bike types.”
— Colton Johnson
Quick climbs, twisty downhill singletrack, dense forest, and high peaks make this a simple, go-to route. Try it on a rigid or gravel bike for more of a challenge. It's also great in the winter on a fat bike.
Begin the ride by parking in one of the three lots on the backside of Frisco, near the Temple Trail
. Proceed toward the Copper to Frisco Bike Path
. Ride up the path until you reach Wheeler Junction and the Wheeler Trail
/ CT - Segment 7: Miner's Creek Trail.
The rides most challenging portion, and largest climb, begins around mile eight at Wheeler Junction and the beginning of the Wheeler Trail
. Push through!
After the four-mile climb (first on the Wheeler Trail
/Miner's Creek and then continuing on Miner's Creek), you'll be rewarded with nearly continuous downhill singletrack for the rest of the ride, and some amazing peak views. Consider a break around Peak 6 before starting a long descent.
Turn north on the Peaks Trail
, which will take you back to the parking lot in Frisco.