East-West Regional Trail

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16
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Beginner

Doubletrack
8.5
avg mph
31
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16
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1:53
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.13 out of 5
About This Trail
added by mtb_rider_guy Granny Gear on October 18, 2010
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-- "This is the first leg of the East-West Regional Trail that will connect Chatfield State Park with the Town of Parker. The trail winds through grasslands and oak bluffs including thousand of acres of the Open Space Conservation Area."

-- Moderately Easy; some climbing for short distances; elevation change approximately 200 feet. Multi-use: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking; dogs on leash.

-- Some sections might be considered singletrack although a bit wide for that title in my opinion. Some seciont are crushed gravel while others are dirt trails that wind up and down through hills and scrub brush and some trees.
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ShaleBreaker on July 22, 2014
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Review: I enjoy this trail...it is a good workout. Not really mountain biking as in roots, rocks, drops etc, but some short uphill an downhill sections. The trail is pretty well marked so you don't stray into private HRCA trails or Back Country HOA trails. Watch out for rabbits, snakes, horseback riders, runners, dogs, elk et al. Busy on the weekend, not so busy during the week.

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kdooley on June 10, 2014
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Review: It gets you out and it's close would be nice if it were a little more technical and you could ride the fancy people trails

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John Fisch on June 1, 2013
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Review: This is a good path for gettig around HIghlands Ranch and Lone Tree, but not much in the way of mountain biking. Most of it is baby stroller friendly, super groomed wide path. Parts can be very busy with other trail users.

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tikigoddess on April 24, 2013
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Review: We chose this trail to test out my bf's new xt and my new clipless set up. I wouldn't say I am an advanced rider but I'm pretty decent on technical trails and this is not one of them. The East-west Regional Trail is a nice and easy trail, nothing technical other than a few switchbacks. The path is clear and packed with no obstacles in sight. It can be boring for the "advanced" biker. If you are looking for an exciting ride, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a nice relaxed trail with tons of things to see-- song birds, prairie dogs and bunny rabbits-- LOTS of bunny rabbits, then this is the trail for you.

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lamlicke on November 26, 2012
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Review: Not a particularly technical trail but a great workout non-the-less. Sections in and around Highlands Ranch are more singletrack and sections in Lone Tree are more like a fire road / gravel trail. Grades are challenging at times but still very doable by almost anyone. Not a trail if you are looking to build your technical skills but a great one if you are looking for good aerobic workouts.

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jkovaly on June 30, 2012
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Review: I mostly ride this trail to connect with other trails in the Highlands Ranch area; Bluffs, Monarch, Backcountry and Highlands Point all the way to Redstone Park are accessed by this trail. Decent trail, although fairly wide with fake surface in several sections they put down which gets a bit rutted after a few rainstorms.

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maddslacker on March 14, 2011
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Review: I would actually classify this is an unpaved bike path. It's perfect for taking the family on. It suspect it would be fun on a fully rigid 29er single speed.

Similar Trail: Bluffs Trail

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mtb_rider_guy on October 18, 2010
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Review: -- The two main things to note about this trail are 1) That even though it spans almost the entire length of Highlands Ranch (from east to west) you DO NOT have to belong to be a HR resident to ride this trail and 2) currently this trail connects several open space areas with additional riding areas and options like the Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree, the Backcountry in HR and the Monarch Backcountry in HR. Unfortunately the latter two open spaces require that you are or are escorted by a resident of Highlands Ranch. If you live in or near Highlands Ranch this is a good trail for accessing these other areas or just a good fast ride close to home (that's not too boring :) -- Currently this trail is about 16 miles from one end to the other. If you add in the connecting open space trails it would take you some time to ride everything this system has to offer. It’s definitely not quite up to par with the mountain trails outside of Denver but for being close to home this is a great perk to living in the south Denver burbs. It is also a great trail for beginners or those who want mileage as opposed to technical riding. -- Currently you can find a trail map here: http://www.douglas.co.us/parksandtrails/documents/TrailMap06-14-10.pdf

* Review edited 10/18/2010

Similar Trail: Backcountry in HR and the Monarch Backcountry in HR

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East-West Regional Trail MTB Trail 3.13 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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