3 Sisters / Alderfer

   
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7
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
5.1
avg mph
515
ridden
216
wishlist
1:46
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
4.06 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jeff World Champ on August 2, 2003
 
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.
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cobeartown on May 18, 2014
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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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pgee79 on November 12, 2013
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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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Mac10Matt on October 26, 2013
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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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nolrocks on July 29, 2014
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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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Ascentionist on September 24, 2013
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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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Kungfurider on September 16, 2013
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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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grandlakejames on May 25, 2013
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Review: Rode the north side of the system yesterday. It has a great steady climb to the summit followed by a great decent. The only negative part of the trail is the water bars by the switchbacks, they ruin the flow of the trail.

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jamesm925 on May 17, 2013
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Review: Poorly designed trail.

Mountain bikers were an afterthought on most of these trails.

waterbars all over the damn place that ruin the climbs and descents.

nasty rock gardens and tight switchbacks and misplaced water bars/logs pretty much ruin the 3 sisters trail--it's basically a bouldering access trail.

mountain muhly trail is a private road and has "KEEP OUT" signs all over it.

no, I did not get lost.

right past where bearberry picks up from mountain muhly, you get to a gate, followed by a roundabout and PRIVATE PROPERTY signs.

either i'm missing something, or this trail isn't rideable (legally).

I took ponderosa (somewhat technical w/ lots of wheel-grabbing ruts) to silver fox to mountain muhly (4x4 road) to bearberry to 3 sisters (NOT DESIGNED FOR MTB-ing) to hidden fawn (more like hidden yawn....), to west evergreen to summit back down east evergreen.

the east evergreen descent is fun...until you run into those logs mounted on the trail every seemingly 50 feet that you have to bunny hop or slow down for.


I drove an hour to get here b/c someone compared it to buffalo creek.

they couldn't have been more wrong.

the entire network of trails is like some yuppy community park surrounded by a golf course, highschool and affluent mountain homes in evergreen.

there's no thought for flow or anything that would make a good mountain bike trail.

the trail network is TINY.

dont even waste your time on the trails north of parking lot.

I can't imagine why anyone would go to this trail when buffalo creek is less than 30 mins away unless 3 sisters is down the street from your house.

If you go, basically climb the 1.5 miles up east evergreen, turn around, and descend back down (it's about a 5-10 min descent at best).

That whole experience left me with a resounding, "Thats It?!?!" as 3 sisters is a combination of horribly designed trails for hiking/horseback riding w/ about a 1.5 mile descent/climb that doesn't make up for the overall sour taste the rest of the park leaves in your mouth.

most definitely NOT WORTH YOUR GAS MONEY.

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Guest on March 9, 2014
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Review: I think you are missing that use of the trail is most likely an easement, and perfectly legal. The signs refer to property off the trail/road. Alderfer is a great ride.
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Guest on July 1, 2013
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Review: I live 40 minutes away and continuously get out to aldefer. maybe you were just having a bad day, your super negative, or you just try really hard to have a reason to hate this trail.
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Guest on June 20, 2013
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Review: I'm not sure you rode the correct trail dude. Last time I was there it was a great ride and nothing like what you've described....
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tetontom on December 5, 2012
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Review: Still riding full summer conditions on Dec 5; around 60F in shorts and a jersey!
My first ride here today and thought it was worthy of all the great reviews I've read.
I did a loop on each side of the road, and actually preferred the "Summit Loop" side. I rode CW and the climb was super mellow; at times the climb seemed to have more down than up. Then the descent was spectacular! I was riding downhill faster than I'm used to on my regular rides like Mt Falcon and Deer Cr, and loving it.
Then the other side of the road was a bit confusing for a first-timer. I asked another rider for a recommendation, and either I heard him wrong, or it just wasn't a very good loop. The most enjoyable segment of my loop was going down Bearberry; nice, open, and fast. I thought that some of the switchback/waterbars on Ponderosa and Sisters trail were poorly designed, and I've seen better in other Front Range Parks.
Generally, the trail surface was above average.
You could spend a half-day here to ride a few different combinations.

Similar Trail: Buffalo Creek

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etherderm on November 16, 2012
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Review: My wife and i did this today and I would rate this trail as moderate on the tech and easy on effort...had trouble on the switchbacks with water bars and a couple other rock sections but loved it! Started ccw on the ponderosa from east lot and thought that was the hardest section of the park! I agree with others that doing this ride ccw from the east lot is the way to maximize downhill flyin'

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Alexburd on September 10, 2012
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Review: favorite ride. as short or as long as you want to make it. with excellent view from the top.

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tcbroncs on August 20, 2012
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Review: This trail is fun, but I'd rather ride somewhere else. Good singletrack and a few technical sections. Take a snack and hang out on top where the views are pretty great.

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maddslacker on August 19, 2012
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Review: This trail is mostly mellow singletrack, but it also has a couple of hike-a-bike sections. It can be accessed from multiple trailheads, and all access points result in about the same amount of climbing and descending, just in different order. I like to park at the Evergreen Lake house and access it just around the corner from there. This trail is suitable for beginners and intermediates to push their skills, but also has some hard core features for the freeride crowd. No matter your group dynamics, everyone will have fun on this trail.

Similar Trail: Matthews Winters

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dralbright on August 8, 2012
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Review: This is a fun trail—some aerobically challenging climbs will test you, and there's not a whole lot of technically challenging things to get in the way. It's pretty sandy, though, so I'd recommend going with a more aggressive tread, something like an all-mountain tire.

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stillfat on July 28, 2012
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Review: I had somewhat low expectations for this one. Yes, it was crowded as hell mid-day/weekday, the trail surface was 8 feet wide and it wasn't very long. But, it was a good ride and unique for a Front Range trail with all the different options.

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ssteve28 on July 10, 2012
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Review: Trail has fairly good single track with some difficult sections... However that is not enough to make it a good trail. Far too many people for this trail to be any fun really. By the time we left at 10 am there were 31 cars in the first parking lot alone. In my opinion totally not worth the effort...

* Review edited 7/10/2012

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Santacruzbro on July 1, 2012
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Review: Awesome trail! It has some good climbing followed by a great downhill flow. Not that long but well worth it. I like to go clockwise from the parking lot. Makes the downhill way sweeter

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delphinide on June 30, 2012
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Review: Awesome...but there are a few hike a bike sections near the top of Sisters. Don't get discouraged...everything else is go to go. Love this trail!!

Similar Trail: Lair O the Bear

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alskoj on June 27, 2012
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Review: My son and I did the Evergreen Mtn. trail and the Summit trail. Similar to Bear Creek but rockier. We will do other trails in this system but probably won't re-ride Evergreen and Summit. This isn't to say that you shouldn't do it. Give it a try and see if its to your liking. Probably best done on a full suspension bike. We headed left out of the parking lot, crossed the main road then veered right at Ranch View Trail which put us in a counterclockwise direction. We skipped the Iris Loop since we didn't know where it went but I would recommend doing it now that I see it on a map (http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R5.htm). If you go to the trouble of doing the main loop, make sure you ride up to the summit and do the Summit Loop. Since you're in the area, definitely check out the Bear Creek Trail at Lair O' the Bear trail system north of Morrison.

* Review edited 6/27/2012

Similar Trail: Bear Creek, Betasso

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BigBird27 on June 20, 2012
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Review: Okay place to ride. Most of the '3 Sisters' section of the Sisters Trail was unrideable for me, but everything else that I did was very rideable. Here's the route I took: http://tinyurl.com/borr8kp The dirt roads are boring and a lot of the singletrack is uninteresting. The northeast, singletrack section of Mountain Muhly Trail is a ton of fun (I went in a clockwise direction).

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Misfitsfiend on April 13, 2012
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Review: Not to bad of a climb, great downhill. Watch out for old fat women yelling at you to slow down when your going about 2 mph!

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Ceeski on August 30, 2011
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Review: I really dig the Evergreen Mountain side of this system. The uphill isn't too bad, the summit has great views, and the downhill might be my favorite in the Front Range. There's rocks to keep it interesting, and great jumps at the bottom. I did the other side of the system counter clockwise, and didn't care for it. Muhly is a fireroad that has a crappy surface. The uphills seem long, and the downhills are slow because of the extreme washout and sand.

* Review edited 8/30/2011

Similar Trail: Meyer Ranch, only Evergreen Mountain is longer, less steep, more scenic and more fun

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coster on July 19, 2011
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Review: Fantastic trail. Uphills are not too difficult but enough to get you breathing. The downhills are fast and flowing. There are plenty of options for all levels of riders. Three sisters trail is more technical and Hidden Fawn is fast and fun. One of the best rides in the Front Range area.

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bikerboy3 on June 28, 2011
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Review: This trail is beautiful and is not terribly difficult. If you take the trail clockwise, the climb is easier and it comes with some awesome downhill. You can also take the summit trail at the top to get some great views.

Similar Trail: Mount Falcon

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Guest on June 28, 2011
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Review: Great Front Range trail for beginner to intermediate riders. It is mostly shady and you can go up the Summit Trail from the Evergreen Trail for a fantastic view. I recommend going clockwise if you want a ride that isn't as technically challenging on the uphill. Gets busy on the weekends.

Similar Trail: Lair o' the Bear

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grandlakejames on June 12, 2011
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Review: rode the north side of the trail system. Bearberry trail, Ponderosa trail and three sisters were great. The back side of three sisters is a nasty rocky trail that will require some walking unless your an expert rider. The rest of the trails are able to be ridden for intermediate riders.

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neversummer420 on May 30, 2011
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Review: Love this trail. Best ridden counter clockwise from first parking lot

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tickledpickle on May 9, 2011
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Review: A ton of fun! There is a bunch of trails and several great loops to choose from. Terrain varies from pretty simple, smooth and rock-free paths to very twisted and technical trails loaded with rocks and tree roots. Scenery is very pleasing to the eye, especially from the Summit and Scenic View trails. Most of the routes have great tree cover, with the Mountain Muhly trail possibly being the shadiest. Three Sisters/Alderfer is very popular among hikers, bikers and horseback riders and the park can get pretty busy on the weekends.

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speschl88 on April 13, 2011
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Review: Great trail, just completed it with a friend and it was a great first ride of the season.

* Review edited 4/13/2011

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JohnsXCbike on April 11, 2011
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Review: Honestly didn't enjoy this one so much, I like trails that make me feel like I'm really getting somewhere, like ones that go deep into the mountains. If I lived in Evergreen this would be a great trail, but not worth driving from Denver.

Similar Trail: Bergen Peak, not far from here, much more difficult though

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anthonywilbanks on April 11, 2011
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Review: This is an awesome ride with great downhills. This park has smooth single track and some more technical trails. It's a nice place to get a variety of trails. Super fun!

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silver4u on April 3, 2011
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Review: Pretty cool trail. I did it with a friend last week and quite the experience. There is still quite a bit of snow up there so if you dont wanna get wet then hold off for another 2 weeks or so. We still had a blast doing it. We were completely soaked but it was way worth it. I cant wait to try it when its dry.

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Haebe04(WSC) on January 24, 2011
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Review: Great downhill and many trails for either new riders or experienced riders

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nspb001 on October 18, 2010
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Review: The loop I normally do here is a bunch of fun. I start in the western parking lot off of Buffalo Creek Rd and ride south on Wild Iris Loop to Evergreen Mtn Trail West too the Summit Trail. This is a pretty short and easy climb with rocks that provide some challenge. Once at the top, lower your seat and slow your rebound because the decent is long, fast, and tons of fun. So ride back down the Summit Trail, turn right and ride the Evergreen Mtn Trail East. You can really let yourself fly here, the trail is wide and smooth and there are parts you can coax some air out of if you want. This will take you right to the east parking lot on Buffalo Creek Rd, where you continue to the Ponderosa Trail, back to the west Parking Lot. This section is a nice technical climb that isn't too difficult but you may have to walk up some of the hairpin turns. Overall you get about 3 times the downhill compared to how little you have to ride uphill.

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sspragu3 on August 5, 2010
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Review: Always a good, quick trail fix. Best way is to start from the first parking lot and cross buffalo park to climb to the Evergreen Mt summit.

Similar Trail: Lair O' Bear

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bstat on July 28, 2010
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Review: Fun ride. The climb up E Evergreen Mtn trail is longer but less gradient than up the W trail. Definitely do the Summit Trail - great views at the top and only one switchback. Can get a lot of speed going down the W side - watch out for hikers. North side of the park has lots of options. Evergreen Mtn trail E/W is great for beginners who want a good climb w/o many obstacles.

* Review edited 7/28/2010

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Evan1919 on July 28, 2010
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Review: This is a pretty cool trail if you start from the east parking lot and do the loop counter clockwise you get alot more downhill then up. Mountain Mulchy especailly. Go to the top of summit trail then turn around and bomb it all(East green mountain trail) too. about 2 miles all down hill with mad jumps.

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kuala_tahan on June 29, 2010
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Review: Trail has two very different riding areas on either side of the road. One side is a network of singletrack-ish (I'd call it single-and-a-half track, not quite double, not quite single) with shorter trails that you can connect and make up different rides all around. Fun trails, nothing overly technically challenging, all pretty quick, some mid-level climbs. On the other side of the road there's a couple trails with massive climbs, again, not at all technical, just big, long climbs. Takes a lot of work, but once you get to the top, great views, and coming down you get absolutely screaming. Like, downhilling at Keystone fast (if you so desire). That downhill made the climb up very worth it. Kinda crowded trails in general, but fun stuff. Reason I rate it a 4 and not a 5 is because it's a little too wide to call it strictly singletrack, and not enough techie spots for my taste, plus it's kinda crowded. But, very fun trail system regardless. Good way to mix it up from the Boulder-area riding.

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JokerFSU on June 3, 2010
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Review: Great trail. Gradual uphill that can be ridden through and the down is fast. The trail network that is connected makes for some epic rides if you want to stay out for a good part of the day. Go on a weekday to avoid trail traffic. Even afterwork is ok.

Similar Trail: Foothills trail, Curt Gowdy

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nickgilley on May 7, 2010
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Review: This trail is fantastic. The 2+ mile uphill climb was pretty gradual and the turns weren't too tight so you can do the whole thing without getting off the bike (except to get outta the way of the hikers and other bikers). Once at the top (lookout loop?) you can then ride all the way down and it's FAST. I mean REAL FAST. Much more fun if you have 5+ inches of suspension travel to work with. I ended up flying off a couple corners as well so some additional body armor might be a good idea if you wanna d/h this baby. Great scenery and super fun. A++

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boomshakalaka on May 1, 2010
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Review: nice trail, mostly smooth singletrack suitable for all levels. part of the 3 sisters section is fairly technical and requires many to hike a bike.

Similar Trail: centennial cone

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John_Goodrich on August 23, 2009
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Review: Fun trail with a good amount of climbs followed by some nice downhill portions that will make you come back for more!!

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shizants on August 10, 2009
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Review: VholdR video of the descent- http://www.vholdr.com/video/alderfer-three-sisters-evergreen-co-descending and video of the climb - http://www.vholdr.com/video/alderfer-three-sisters-evergreen-co-climb

Similar Trail: Bergen Peak

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danolsavsky on July 17, 2009
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Review: This trail system is great and I found it to be rather simple to navigate (it's relatively short). There is a steady incline to the summit, it took me about 1hr 30min. I had to walk a few sections because there were large obstacles on a narrow uphill, but it's a beautiful hike too. I had a quick ride down, maybe 15min. Beautiful views, mostly moderate obstacles, and a heavy scent of pine. This trail may be my favorite so far.

* Review edited 7/23/2009

Similar Trail: bergen peak, mt morrison

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patfanforlife on June 28, 2009
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Review: Pretty area but you have to stop way too much to figure out which loop goes where. Also on 3 sisters too many railroad ties that are too high to get over at the incline they are at. Had to hike and bike in this area. I found it annoying.

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rustys2370 on May 28, 2009
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Review: We rode this on a late spring afternoon just after a rain. When we got to the top we took and breather and watched the sun set over Mount Edwards then began the awesome descent. It was dusk on the downhill and probably the most challanging due to light conditions. A must do at dusk!!!

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jkovaly on October 19, 2008
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Review: i rated this trail intermediate since some sections are relatively easy and others like the 3 Sisters trail are rocky and technical (although short). The trail was very "segmented", meaning that none of the trails here are more than a mile or so long, essentially the entire trail network here is a lot of short trails connected together in a somewhat haphazard fashion. After looking at the map every .2mi at trail intersections I gave up and just rode for 1.5hrs taking various routes. The trails were not bad, some technical rocky sections mixed with groomed, although some sections were loose and sandy. The Muhly Mtn section was mostly fireroad with one fun singletrack section at the top. Bearberry provided some great singletrack. I added the Dedisse Park trail at the end of my ride, making it about 13mi.

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tbissett on June 13, 2008
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Review: For added fun, continue South of Buffalo Creek Rd. onto Evergreen East trail, then up to the top of Evergreen Mountain. Great views of the Continental Divide from there. Finish up with a nice downhill on Evergreen West, which will also take you back to the parking lot.* Review edited 6/13/2008

* Review edited 6/13/2008

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gregger on June 3, 2008
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Review: Awesome place to see. The trails are mostly easy, but there are some difficult switchbacks & rocky sections that will test you. Oh, and grab a map -- it's easy to end up on a loop that takes you away from where you thought you were heading (and having to climb back out!)

* Review edited 6/3/2008

Similar Trail: Elk Meadow

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hippiedeb on May 30, 2008
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Review: Loads of fun! Tough climbs every so often. We rode about 6 miles of this trail and I ended up with about 1/2 mile of hike-a-bike, mostly because I get afraid and can't shake it :( This was a nice challenge for me. The scenery is unbelievable and it is a well-maintained trail. Well worth the high rating that this trail has gotten. We did not encounter a lot of hikers here, and although we did not see any horses, there was lots of "evidence" that they frequent the trail.

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barc2703 on May 19, 2008
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Review: Great beginner to intermediate trail. Some of the trails in the system offer some nice technical challenges, i.e. short switchbacks, large water bar drops, a few rocks. Fire road sections are boring but necessary to connect the more fun single track sections.

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mikestahlman on May 17, 2008
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Review: A fun place to go explore for the first time. There are lots of trails, loops, and cut-offs, so grab a map at the trailhead if you want to follow a plan. There are technical areas and areas of smooth rolling dirt track. But it was all a lot of fun.

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steve32300 on October 28, 2007
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Review: 3 sisters is a little more rocky than i heard about before i rode it.theres a little bit of local hiker traffic so its a good place to take it easy as far as bombing around.theres two sides of 3 sisters on either side of the road.north and south.i thought it felt as though i was in somones back yard with all the local hiker traffic and all the housing you see all around the trails.didnt particularly like that feeling,although i never met any locals that were unhappy to see me(asking for directions or just plain ol chatting)but thats what i didnt like,theres just too much bonding going on there to just keep riding.its like being over at your grandparents house and you gotta stop and chat with everyone.hahaha.other than that its a cool place to ride.theres technical,sweeping single track,rocky technical,and in the shade of the forest trails,nice single track trails.im gonna rate this a 3 for its too much local traffic to really dig in and get lost in your head and get away from the world while mountain biking qualitys.

Similar Trail: lair O' the bear,mathews/winters,white ranch, and apex.

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John Fisch on October 6, 2007
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Review: This is a great place to take the adventurous newbie. There's some fun climbs, sweet singletrack, and super scenery. Experts can test themselves on the rock area on the Sisters Trail.

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BrianGreen on July 4, 2007
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Review: Rode these trails on 06/30/2007. I thought all of the trails were great singletrack. I rode all over the park on several different trails. I would recommend pickup up a map at the trailhead.

Similar Trail: Peaks to Peak Trail in Summit County. Green Mountain in Morrison. Ute Valley Park and Palmer Park in Colorado Springs

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arnolda14 on June 5, 2007
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Review: If you ride in this park, make sure you are on the trails and routes you intend to be on. Beginners will have a horrible day if they try to ride the Ponderosa while more advanced riders will be a bored mindless on the outer loop. But if you pick the right ride for your skill level, this is a freakin' hoot. One of the best beginner routes in Colorado can be had by combining the Hidden Fawn with Sisters.

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hp on May 31, 2007
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Review: Great for all. Fun for the experienced riders and a good trail for beginners to gain skill on.

* Review edited 5/31/2007

Similar Trail: Elk Meadow

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BobinConifer on May 13, 2007
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Review: This trail id very convenient for me since but everytime I get to the trailhead I regret stopping. It is a very popular destination for first time hikers bikers including baby trailers and cub scouts. The trail is fine but it's a loose definition of singletrack and has a lot of crusherfine (gravel). If your driving from Denver skip this one and head to the dozen or so rides South of Evergreen in and around Buffalo Creek.

Similar Trail: the C-470 trail

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c3667 on July 16, 2006
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Review: I thought this trail was pretty sweet! we spent about 2 hours on it and never once didi I fell bored! great selection of trails and terrain that is pretty easy to handle!

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jbersch on July 15, 2006
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Review: This is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Great mix of everything for all levels. From East parking lot, I usually go counterclockwise. Hidden Fawn to Ponderosa, back to the lot. Great warm up on awesome singletrack. Then head up Ranch View/Evergreen West to the summit, then down Evergreen East. Terrain is rocky. Moderate climb but not very steep. Mostly in the shade. Overall = Awesome!

Similar Trail: Lair o' the Bear

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yellowdman on June 23, 2006
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Review: I hit this trail at least once a week. I find the trails here to be fun, easy, smooth, & flowing! If you combine all the trails from both sides of Buffalo Park Rd. you end up with a very good ride. Mix it up with every ride! Start with the Wild Iris trial and Evergreen trail then connect over to the Hidden Fawn Trail and do the Sisters Trail to the Ponderosa Trail and make sure to have fun!!! Then switch it up on the next ride and start on the North side first!!! Have fun!!

Similar Trail: Combine all the loops on top of Mount Falcon.

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Rebus on January 23, 2006
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Review: I should have said that this is really part of the Alderfer/Three Sisters system, but it is long enough and unique enough to be considered a trail all on it's own. I rode it clockwise, and it kicked my rear-end, but there were plenty of people that passed me and were going strong even near the top. The altitude really slowed me down. Other than that, this is a great trail. It has great views, wildlife, some techy sections, jumps, plenty of tight turns and switchbacks. There were a bunch of hikers out here, which you can expect because this trail system is very popular.

Similar Trail: White Ranch

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Rebus on January 19, 2006
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Review: Ridden clockwise, the trail consists of nice singletrack with tons of switchbacks that climbs Evergreen Mountain steadily for about 3 miles through forests and boulder gardens. At about the 3 mile mark, you can take the spur on the left that goes to the overlook or continue on for some sweeping switchbacked downhill fun. The climb to the overlook is pretty steep, but really not that hard. The elevation can tax your lungs a bit if you are not used to it. Wildlife is everywhere, and they're pretty used to people so it's no surprise to see a deer or even a bear just laying in the bushes or on a hill watching you go by. Overall, it's a fun trail with some great scenery and good payoffs for your work. If you connect the Alderfer trails up with this one, you can spend a whole day out there and log numerous miles on all sorts of terrain.

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Guest on December 31, 2005
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Review: I love this trail. fun and flowy singletrack in a really neat, wooded environment. Only problem with this trail is the amount of claw marks on the trees around the trail made me a little uneasy when riding alone.

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Ratchet_Jack on October 31, 2005
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Review: Rode this on Saturday - 10.29.05. Took the advice of riders here, started at the lake and took the Dedisse Trail to start off. Very nice ride, all around, with great views. The terrain varies from loose rock, hard packed dirt to large rocks. The area at the bottom of Evergreen Mountain is extremely cool as you zoom through the open valley after the trip down the hill. Then into the Three Sisters trail with some very challenging technical steps. Great way to end a beautiful tour. See Dedisse Trail also.

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Rebus on August 28, 2005
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Review: This is a cool trail. It has excellent flow, and fun climbing. I rode this trail once last summer, but plan on riding it more this fall. When I was there, I was amazed at the number of hummingbirds that buzz your head. Pretty cool. After getting through the rock garden, the shaded trail on the backside of the mountain was very sweet. Love this trail!

Similar Trail: White Ranch, Hall Ranch, Heil Valley Ranch

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petersbike on June 9, 2005
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Review: Another great singletrack ride that totally flows. Enjoy the climb and then cruise the smooth downhill. Techy over by the boulders that constitute the 3 sisters.

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schwingletrack on May 22, 2005
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Review: I've ridden this park for about 4 years now, just discovered the Dedisse Park link..cruises along the golf course pretty cool. Sisters is always a fun ride.

Similar Trail: Elk Meadows, Lair of the bear

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yeti on April 22, 2005
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Review: Great mid-week break from the world. You get a little bit of everything in this 7 mile loop. There is open flat meadow as well as forested climbs and drops. Near the top are vistas that allow for viewing miles and miles of Colorado mountains. Leave work a bit early on a weekday in the summer; ride the loop once or twice with your buddies and then eat at one of the nearby dining establishments for some local flavor.

Similar Trail: Matthews/Winters Park in Morrison, Colorado

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Guest on March 22, 2005
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Review: This is a fun place to ride. The trails are pretty buff and there are a few little tech areas to keep you on your toes. The 'Sisters' trail gets kinda burly, but ir you're new to MTB you can easily hike or skip the whole section and still ride a killer loop. I personally like parking at the top better, you can start with a DH down to the lower lot, a nice long climb in the middle, and a fun DH back to the car. One of my favorite trails to bring my girlfriend or other 'cleanies' (you probably won't get too dirty here:) Peace, seeya out there soon!

Similar Trail: CO trail-Green Mountain loop Green Mtn Lair o the Bear

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garner43 on February 26, 2005
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Review: I decided to ride this trail for the first time on friday feb 25th. It's a great trail but I would recomend waiting until a little later in the season to ride it. About 30 percent of it was covered with snow and ice. This is the only time in my life where it actually took longer to get down the mountain than it took to get up it. I was having a great day until my front wheel hit an ice patch while decending and I went down hard and quick, gashing up my forearm and calf. Not a great way to kick off a new riding season but still better than sitting on the couch. Ice and mountain bikes just don't jive so unless you are having serious MTBing withdrawl this winter, give it another two month before taking on 3 sisters. I will definitly be back once the snow melts and recomend that you wait until then also.

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3 Sisters / Alderfer MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 70 ratings. 70 user reviews.
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