3 Sisters / Alderfer

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SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
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4.08 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
7,726
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
First off, there are two parking areas for this trail. I would suggest parking at the first one
you see if it's not full. This makes your ride an up and down rather than a down then up.
This trail is actually a 'dumbell' shaped trail rather than a loop but the main loop is best
ridden in a clockwise direction. The upper loop (Summit trail) is best ridden clockwise as
well. Despite what the FalconGuide says about this trail, the summit is at almost 8500 ft (not
8100 ft) so there's about 1000 feet of climbing. The trail is mostly easy to ride although the
trail does get pretty rocky in spots. Overall the trail is extremely worn due to its popularity.
Grab a map at the trailhead so you don't get lost, particularly on the 3 Sisters side of the
trail.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ August 2, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (75)
 

Bunny Hop

August 1, 2015
 
Review: Great uphills, nice workout, and technical downhill. Great views of evergreen, and lots of bountiful shade. Be sure to ride Bearburry and Silver Fox.

Similar Trail: Elk Meadows

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Bunny Hop

June 18, 2015
BHallinCO Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I regularly ride most stuff on the Front Range and I really like this network of trails. I don't know why it doesn't get more highly rated. It's got everything you need: endurance climbing (Evergreen Mtn), loose and rocky descents (Dedisse), technical sections (3 Sisters) and flowy singletrack (Evergeen Mtn). I guess the only thing missing is a long technical descent but if you want that, go to Apex or White Ranch. With the proximity to Denver, for me this is a fantastic mid-week option. Unless you are going early AM on the weekends, avoid because of the crowds.

Similar Trail: Lair Of The Bear/Falcon

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Gnarly


June 16, 2015
jkey6 Gnarly  
 
Review: This trail is pretty tame relative to the average Front Range trail. It never really gets as steep as you might expect for a ride in this area. Buffed out on most sections and pretty wide but there are a few exciting rocky bits. That being said, this trail can been ridden FAST.

Similar Trail: Betasso

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Granny Gear

September 29, 2014
garethbale Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great downhill. Bit congested with hikers and riders. Clockwise.

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Gramcounter


September 1, 2014
solofat Gramcounter  
 
Review: Went clockwise. Next time will go counter. Difficult at times- the downhill is worth it. Go early- hikers and runners

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Gramcounter


May 18, 2014
cobeartown Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great Place to ride, lots of trails to ride. I missed a turn and missed the top loop and still got 9 miles in today.

Similar Trail: Mount Falcon

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Gramcounter

November 12, 2013
pgee79 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Would be a 5 if there were more miles of trails. The trails on the south side are much better ridden in a counterclockwise direction. Anybody who says otherwise is wrong. Its a faster downhill with more jumps and less switchbacks. It's also a longer downhill. Most of the north side can be ridden in either direction and be tons of fun. Some short techy spots to challenge anybody but not enough to get beginners frustrated.

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Gramcounter

October 26, 2013
Mac10Matt Gramcounter  
 
Review: Southern Half: Rode this half (Evergreen Mountain) of the trail network counter-clockwise in late October. I thought it was a short, but pretty solid Beginner to Intermediate (with 2-3 Advanced obstacles) trail. I went with my wife who is Beginner-Intermediate and she enjoyed it.
Northern Half: A different feels than the Southern Half. I rode in a clockwise fashion from Ponderosa-Silver Fox-Homestead-Mountain Muhly-Bearberry-Sisters. Here's some quick feedback. Mountain Muhly isn't worth a mountain biker's time - too loose and sandy with only one fun small section on the East side - stick to Bearberry. Ponderosa, Bearberry, and Sisters rock. Ride Sisters downhill for Advanced technical terrain. Ponderosa and Bearberry have some solid but fun climbing. I highly recommend putting the Southern and Northern half of the trail together in a figure 8 loop for the best mix of terrain.

Similar Trail: Green Mountain

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Gramcounter  

July 29, 2014
 
Review: This review is the most spot on! Agree with avoiding Mtn Muhly and riding the Evergreen West to East section counterclockwise. The summit climb was great!

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Gramcounter

September 24, 2013
 
Review: Three Sisters is one of my all-time favorite places to hike or ride. It is scenic and has good ambiance. The trail system is well-maintained and well travelled. There are some technical sections as well as some accessible kid-friendly loops. There are a lot of cool rock formations along the way and if you're so inclined you can stop and scramble around or even ride your bike to the summit of Evergreen Mountain. Fantastic area!

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Gramcounter

September 16, 2013
 
Review: Enough loops and trails in this system to provide hours of fun for all different levels. Beginners can advance their skills starting on the gravel loop by the yellow barn parking area, build endurance climbing the West Evergreen Mountain Trail, catch the summit loop and then bomb down the East Evergreen Mountain Trail and catch some air at the bottom on the whoop de doos near the lower parking lot. Advanced riders can work some technical challenge on the Sisters Trail and Silver Fawn is fun for all riders. I like to connect the Dedisse Trail to Silver Fawn, cross the road and climb Evergreen mountain then bomb down and catch any of the connecting trails back to Dedisse. Makes for a fun couple of hours.

Similar Trail: Lair O' the Bear

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3 Sisters / Alderfer MTB Trail 4.08 out of 5 based on 75 ratings. 75 user reviews.
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