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on 4/4/14 by highwattage
 
  
Horsetooth Mountain Park
Avg Rating: (4.55 out of 5) 11 trail reviews
Difficulty: Advanced bike trail - Advanced
Length: 30 miles Global Rank: #118
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Network
Ridden: 105 Wishlist: 56
11 trail check-ins Climb // Descend
+8,000 // -7,700 feet
Average Speed: 4.2 mph Average Time: 2hr 15min
 
 
 
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Description
some of the best riding on the front range, mix of singletrack, fireroad, as much technical as you want, as much uphill as you want....and down !


added by yrtek Granny Gear on February 16, 2006


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Mountain Bike Trails in the Horsetooth Mountain Park Trail System
 

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vbeckman74 on April 10, 2014
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Review: This park is awesome, but not for the bronchially challenged. We rode the twin loops as they are described in the new CO guide by Hickstein. He puts a lot of thought into his routes.

Similar Trail: Falcon Trail

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alskoj on November 7, 2012
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Review: I started at the Soderberg TH ($6) and rode Swan Johnson trail to Shoreline trail - both very smooth and flowy. Then I took Sawmill trail up to Logger's trail and hooked up with a local MTB'er who was actually older than me (I'm 49, he was 55). He took me up Logger's to Mill Creek Trail and we ended up in nearby Lory SP (Timber trail). At this point we headed back down the mountain to the Valley trail then back to Soderberg via Nomad trail. A very entertaining ride and a bit technical at times but much better than nearby Timber trail (experts only).
The trails are mostly groomed and Loggers traverses through some nice foresty areas. This wasn't a difficult ride but definitely intermediate. I'll definitely come back to explore the other trails in the system.

Similar Trail: Timber trail (Lory SP).

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wrestle203 on September 3, 2012
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Review: started at the inlet bay lot. I only got to ride a small portion but the trails seem to fit about every one. i am going to come back and ride more.

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sniswend on April 22, 2012
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Review: Awesome trail system. So many different trails for different riding abilities. You have to go several times to ride all the different trails. A challenging but rewarding ride is as follows: start at Soder Berg trail head and ride Towers road to Spring Creek, then take Spring Creek to the service Road all the way to Horse Tooth Rock, ride Wahthom Trail back down to Spring Creek, then take a service branch off Spring Creek back to Towers Road, Climb back up Towers Road to Loggers Trail, Ride that to Saw Mill then Take Saw Mill back to the vehicle. This ride will take a good chunk of the day and it will show the diversity of the trail system. Highly recommended.

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davefourtwenty on September 9, 2011
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Review: This trail offers a nice climb and some interesting singletrack. I would recommend climbing the fire road to the Silver Creek trail head and taking that down to Sawmill. Along this route you will encounter some fast singletrack as well as a couple of moderately difficult technical sections (all ridable).

Similar Trail: White Ranch

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camsplce123 on May 8, 2011
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Review: This was a great ride, tons of technical, single track, and if you love to climb the fire road is a killer! I left some flesh behind on this ride, but it was well worth it. Not a ride for a beginner! Lots of loose rock and sand in the technical sections and if you fall, you may fall for awhile!

Similar Trail: Lyons maybe...not sure tho its unique

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kuala_tahan on August 23, 2010
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Review: Big network of trails in here. Huge climb initially up fire road, it's a beast, then you can get into the singletrack. Didn't get to explore a ton, but the Wathan trail is phenomenal, real fast, great flow, some pretty technical sections. Same with Spring Creek, but didn't ride a ton of it

Similar Trail: White Ranch

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gcarlson on June 17, 2008
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Review: Awesome trail!!! the first climb was a real pain but then I'm from the midest. If you can gut it out to the top and then work you way down through the single track you will have a spectacular ride guaranteed, I know that I did.

Similar Trail: Haw Ridge Park, Knoxville Tn

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skibum on October 7, 2007
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Review: There is a great trail network here and very convenient beign so close to Ft Collins. There are better rides in the area if you're willing to drive a bit further. The price of admission (park fee) is also a bit steep when you consider a little drive gets you more fun for free.

Similar Trail: Young's Gulch Devil's Backbone Hall Ranch

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dauw on June 11, 2006
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Review: I made the mistake of climbing Mill Creek Trail, and not the service road, then I decended. Nasty, rocky, rooty, switchback infested gnarly downhill. Excellent veiws of Horsetooth reservior, Fort Collins, and the eastern plains of Colorado. Highly recommended.

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yrtek on February 16, 2006
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Review: Extremely technical and fun....

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