Bergen Peak

4.61 out of 5
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↑ 3,000 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is part of Elk Meadow trails.
Pick up onto meadow view trail and climb to Bergen Peak trail. The climb is not to be underestimated!

Joins the Too Long trail and ride down the fun technical sections including water bars and steps.
added by raleighman91Trailblazer July 25, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (28)

April 12, 2015
Review: This trail is very steep (especially if you go up Too Long). The climb is is pretty brutal. I rode back down the Bergen Peak Trail to extend my downhill, which I think that was the right call. Lots of flow mixed with technical rocks on the way down. Bring an extra lung for the altitude... and expect a little snow here and there in then spring. I will definitely be coming back to this trail.

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June 1, 2014
Review: Had my ass kicked by the elevation gain. unrelenting.
The trail is tough - but that does not make it bad.

Descent down Too Long was too fun!

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November 10, 2013
Review: One of my Front Range favorites. Fantastic trail network with something for everyone. Advanced technical climbing, smooth beginner-intermediate cut-throughs, lung-busting climbs, and tight S-turns. Keep the beginner-intermediates on Meadow View, Founders, Elk Ridge, and Sleepy "S" trail. Advanced, tackle Bergen Peak and Too Long Trails. Bergen Peak and Too Long will test your ability to negotiate technical climbing and picking correct lines. Rode November 10th and the trail is in great condition.

Similar Trail: North Section of 3 Sisters

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October 24, 2013
Review: Great trail, with a good combination of technical challenges and great views. Rode it in October where there was snow on part of the trail in the shades and warm sun at the top.

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August 18, 2013
Review: The search is over. I have found my perfect trail. After reading a bunch of conflicting reviews on this trail I decided to just go check it out. I was stoked on the whole package, the forest, views, friendly hikers and bikers. I am glad I went all the way to the top of Bergan peak. Having to walk over a bunch of rocky sections didn,t phase me as just being OUT THERE is a bonus. Allow an extra hour if you do the bergan peak trail as its a long way down to tha car park. You will find you stop often also to take in the views and wildlife. I went on a weekday afternoon as i know its a popular place on weekends. Enjoy and stay safe.

Similar Trail: maybe roxbourough

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May 30, 2013
Review: You should be able to do this as a shuttle by following these directions to the top of the mountain...
1. Head west on I-70 from Denver
2. Take exit 252 off of I-70, merge onto CO-74 S/Evergreen Pkwy to Evergreen Pkwy - 3.4 mi
3. Turn right onto Co Rd 66/Ellingwood Trail/Squaw Pass Rd
Continue to follow Co Rd 66/Squaw Pass Rd - 1.6 mi
4. Turn left toward Bear Claw Ln - 1.0 mi
Continue straight onto Bear Claw Ln - 0.3 mi
5. Turn left onto Co Rd 470/Sinton Rd - 0.1 mi
6. Take the 1st left onto Tract E - 0.3 mi
7. Turn right - 0.3 mi
8. Turn right
Destination will be on the right

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August 13, 2012
Review: Bergen Peak is a lot harder, and, a lot more fun than Mt. Falcon. Stout climb with typical Front Range gnar both up and down. Fun trail.

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August 4, 2012
Review: yea so this trail is awesome. go to the left to climb the trail and it ends up being a loop. if you go left on the trail it is a very difficult climb that few can do and the downhill isnt as great. Awesome trail. If you can ride mount falcon, you can ride this area. NOT FOR NOOBS.

Similar Trail: Mount Falcon

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November 16, 2012
Review: You speak of going "left" twice. Which time do you mean to go "right"?

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July 28, 2012
Review: Climb up Bergen is a nice workout. Not a great layout. Most certainly this trail was not created for bikers. The swichbacks are tight and trail is unkept. The view from the top was nice. The downhill has no flow and also has not been maintained. I would not recommend this trail to anyone on a mountain bike. Lot of people obviously disagree with me by the volume of bikers in the meadow. If you like people,hikers,horses, non maintained trail systems, and lack of any flow then this trail is for you.

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June 29, 2012
Review: This is a GREAT trail! There are some technical spots during the climb up to Bergen Peak but the views and downhill are worth it! I would say it's a more difficult trail but not a black diamond. Just like what everyone else said, try to go on a weekday early morning or in the evening to miss any traffic on the trail. I would recommend not riding here on the weekends.

Similar Trail: White Ranch

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Bergen Peak MTB Trail 4.61 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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