3 Sisters / Alderfer

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.06 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 3, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (82)
 

Granny Gear

June 30, 2016
barink Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trails. Little bit of everything and a great workout. Recommend the hourglass from the East lot. Hit the north side (CW: Ponderosa, Silver Fox, Homestead, Bearberry, Sisters), then the South (CCW: Ranch View, Evergreen Mtn).

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Gramcounter


June 22, 2016
 
Review: Very popular hiking trails all week not matter the day. Very mixed terrain but there is some good single track in occasionally.

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May 30, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Overrated. I don't understand the appeal of this trail.

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Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: The best place to ride in Evergreen. Great scenery and a nice variety of loops to ride. Gets pretty crowded on weekends and off leash dogs are a nuisance.

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Gramcounter


March 12, 2016
 
Review: Front range=high traffic. Expect lots of foot and bike traffic even on weekdays from march to october.

Similar Trail: elk meadows.

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Gnarly


September 25, 2015
mtbark Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a pretty fun trail, true there is a little bit of climbing involved but not like some of the other trails on the front range. Once at the top the overlook is stunning. The downhill back is a fast and fun filled time. There are a few technical spots here and there but I felt like the worst was on the north side of the hwy.

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August 6, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Fantastic trail! Killer climb!

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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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3 Sisters / Alderfer MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 82 ratings. 82 user reviews.
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