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Floyd Hill DH Loop

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 4.8 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The easier, but slightly slower way to the top of Floyd Hill, then ride down the Front Range's best DH trail.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

75%

Singletrack

8,568' 2,612 m

High

7,927' 2,416 m

Low

750' 229 m

Up

755' 230 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Overview

This route goes left when the climb up Floyd Hill forks, onto the black diamond trail. Although going right at the fork is marked blue/intermediate, I think that following this route to the left is the easier climb.

It's a little longer mileage going this way, but requires fewer power moves and includes a nice downhill break in the middle of the climb.

Description

From the parking lot, start climbing up to the west. Stay on the trail that allows bikes, avoiding the hiker-only trail as well as the maintenance access roads. Near the halfway point of the climb, you'll reach a fork in the trail. Take the left fork, marked with a black diamond, downhill.

This section of trail winds you around the backside of the hill, and includes a couple short downhill bits. You'll eventually reach another intersection, follow the sign "to the top of Floyd Hill," to the right.

From the top of the hill, follow the sign to the left, down The Sluice trail, back to the parking lot.

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Miles Hurwitz

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 12 votes

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in Floyd Hill

#580

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  4.8 from 12 votes
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in Floyd Hill

#133

in Colorado

#580

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Photos

Exploring the features of The Sluice - Oh, and crashing...
Sep 16, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Scenic overlook just off the upper loop.
Jul 12, 2019 near Idaho S…, CO
Sending the big optional drop about halfway down the trail.
Aug 18, 2020 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

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Aug 28, 2020
Chris Messina
Easily one of the best trail systems on the Front Range. 8.9mi — 2h 07m
Aug 27, 2020
Sharqy McDen
Trail crew present. Many thanks!!
Aug 25, 2020
Sharqy McDen
Brought the 13 year old boys and they nearly earned their man cards. 4.3mi — 0h 58m
Aug 16, 2020
Chris H
Jul 12, 2020
Luke Shepherd
Jul 3, 2020
Scott Cullmann
6.6mi