ElevationAscent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: -1,194' -364 m
High: 6,805' 2,074 m
Low: 5,718' 1,743 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“Fun ride with multiple stream crossings and flowy singletrack.”— Cody Terkhorn
The primary drawback to its location is that it also has a lot of traffic and can get quite busy on weekends and later in the day. This however, shouldn't keep you from riding this great northern CO trail.
Taking the trail to the left introduces you to a set of switchbacks, followed by a nice tacky trail that rolls up and down. The trail will eventually bring you to the summit of the ride. From here it's all downhill, with lots of singletrack where you can really open her up a bit and fly.
You'll eventually reach the rock garden that posses the most difficult portion of the ride however going this direction it's a downhill garden and might pose a challenge to an intermediate rider. From here you'll return to the gulch and the burn out from the recent fires. The charcoaled trees have an erie beauty to them and if you lean up against them you'll end up bringing a little bit of it home with you. Eventually, you'll reach the fork and return back to the parking lot.
The other direction is the same only in reverse and the rock garden will be a Hike-A-Bike for many riders. The switchback section is fast, slow, fast, slow and hard to build a good rhythm. I prefer the clockwise route, but I will let you be the judge.
Local Club: Overland Mountain Bike Club
May 17, 2019: Women’s MTB Programming 2019!
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Land Manager: USFS - Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Office
May 20, 2019: Canyon Lakes Ranger District Kids Fishing Fest June 1
May 12, 2019: Canyon Lakes Ranger District Firewood Program