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Frisco 20 Loop

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 4.3 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A scenic, simple, mixed-surface ride that's fun on a variety of bike types.


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Map Key

19.9

Miles

32.1

KM

60%

Singletrack

12,472' 3,801 m

High

9,089' 2,770 m

Low

3,389' 1,033 m

Up

3,388' 1,033 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Overview

Easy climb until you hit the Colorado Trail. From there, the loop rises 3000 feet in 3 miles. The review from Colton Johnson is a fraud. This trail is difficult, technical, and steep. No cyclocross, gravel or rigid bike will suffice. Colton was trying to punk tourists. In the winter, you ride a fat bike to your death in avalanche country. See ya!

Description

This trail rises over 3000 feet feet in 3 miles at an average of 7% with some at 32%. The entire Colorado Trail is extremely rocky. A gravel bike or a rigid bike on this trail would be horrendous.

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.

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Shared By:

Colton Johnson with improvements by Eric Sims Jr. and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 9 votes

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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#225

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Friends in high places!
Sep 3, 2014 near Frisco, CO
Good grief this trail was steep.  And we started the ride already at high elevation for me.  Man, was I glad to reach our turn-around point. The descent was seasoned heavily with Flow and served under blue skies.
Oct 11, 2019 near Copper…, CO
View of Tenmile Peak and Peak 4 fromt the trail.  Roses and Columbine are a plenty here.
Jul 11, 2016 near Frisco, CO
At the top - 12,500'! - you'll probably meet other CO Trail users
Sep 3, 2014 near Brecken…, CO
Moose frequent this part of the trail.
Jul 11, 2016 near Frisco, CO
Peaks Trail, somewhere between Breck and Frisco.
Apr 21, 2017 near Frisco, CO

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Jun 9, 2021
Private User
Sep 17, 2020
CYN TSUNAMI
Sep 5, 2020
Christopher McCarthy
Frisco 20 Loop plus Peaks trail - 4,300 ft elevation gain 29mi — 4h 37m
Jul 4, 2020
RossKipp
20mi — 3h 45m
Jul 3, 2020
jon J
5 or 6 snowfields still at the top, but none are impassible 20mi — 3h 30m
Jun 27, 2020
Mark Ferris
still too many snow fields on ct 7 to make this loop truly worthwhile
Sep 21, 2019
Mark Buzek
Aug 17, 2019
J. Surette