Centennial Cone Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.18 out of 5
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Intermediate
13
miles

Singletrack
↑ 10,500 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
7,596
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This Jefferson County Open Space Park is only about 10 miles from Idaho Springs.The remains of many ranches and homesteds are scatterd across this Open Space Park. When completed the main loop will be about 13 miles. The single track takes you high up on the ridges above Clear Creek and offers incredible views. This is a wonderful ride!! The singletrack is smooth, the switchbacks are rideable. The climbs are easy and not all at once.From the parking lot take Travois Trail 8.7 miles to the north parking lot . Follow doubletrack to the left back to your car.

Centennial Cone has an alternating schedule for weekend use: BIKES = EVEN days Hikers = Odd days There are no restrictions on weekdays.
added by lostcauseDoubletrack July 19, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I rode Mayhem Gulch-Juniper-Travois trails yesterday, 2/28/16 and the sign right next to the trail head clearly stated that this even day was a "bikes only" day. Every hiker I saw on the trail had to completely disregard that sign and walk right past it as in, "Surely it doesn't apply to me, my girlfriend and my dogs!" Is this typical at Centennial Cone in the early months of the year? I saw at least a dozen hikers and no rangers giving out tickets! -kernreed

A: Tweet or text the rangers. They can and do give tickets to hikers and bikers who are there on the wrong day.

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Gramcounter


March 16, 2016
bigAD Gramcounter  
 
Review: A great ride close to Denver. Be sure to go on EVEN NUMBERED DAYS on the weekends. Will be closed to bikes odd weekend days. The views alone are worth the trip out.

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Bunny Hop


September 16, 2015
 
Review: Great ride - amazing views with manageable distance. I prefer the "counter clockwise" route with the country road finish.

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August 3, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Most technical minded front range riders will be bored with this trail. It is fast smooth singletrack. No big climbs, no granny gear climbs, just a fast cranking loop.

It would be perfect for a single-speed hard tail bike. Bring your XC rig on this one.

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August 3, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: On weekends:
Even days: bikes only
Odd days: hikers only

Fantastic intermediate trail. One of the most beautiful ones I have done in this area. Not super technical but some very nice high speed sections and spectacular views! Most of it is single trail and the trail is very nicely maintained. Will definitely come back!

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Granny Gear

July 27, 2015
blaze4fun Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fantastic trail that is in good shape. We went counter-clockwise and liked our decision. It will be a hard, uphill end to your ride if you go clockwise.

The fields of wildflowers were stunning!

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June 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great loop. We drove up to the lot on the loop vs starting at the bottom by Clear Creek.

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Gramcounter

August 31, 2014
solofat Gramcounter  
 
Review: Go clockwise-better be in shape because it's going to kick your a..s. 80% uphill which is a great workout. Fantastic views. Anytime

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Bunny Hop

August 16, 2014
ItalianIce Bunny Hop  
 
Review: High quality trail with great views. A good ride for an intermediate or adventurous beginner a few technical sections and some water-barred switchbacks. Features several challenging climbs, providing a pretty tough workout for someone of average fitness.

Similar Trail: North Table Mountian

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Trailblazer

July 18, 2014
 
Review: For someone in moderately decent shape like myself, I was hating life several points on this trail.

The initial climb was soul sucking to me, and I was joyous once it was over.

There were some pretty decent descents, but they weren't really interesting. For me, this trail just wasn't worth all the climbing.

Some really nice meadow views, though. I took a fantastic picture of my bike as well at the top.

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Gramcounter

June 14, 2014
 
Review: This is a wonderful trail! Full of gorgeous views of Clear Creek. I rode this trail Counter Clockwise and there was more downhill then climbing for sure. The Elevation gain/loss seems about right if you go counterclockwise. There is days that only hikers are allowed and vice versa so plan a little. Its a solid ride and there aren't many rocks although there is this one section that is pretty technical and fun. They rest is gorgeous views and flowy single track. Its a must if you live in the front range.

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