July 12, 2015
I rented a bike at the resort and got a lift pass. Overall, disappointed with this trail and the rental. The resort gave me a XC bike with maybe 2-3 inches of travel front and back, platform pedals that were torn up, and a crank that clicked every time I pedaled. If I did this again, I would rent a much nicer bike in the city and bring it out. All of the bikes at the resort were XC and maybe cost $500 brand new. Very dissapointed in the rental.
As for the trail itself, it was OK at best. Even if you take the lift and descend from the top, be ready for some elevation gain. Considering the rental I had was a 26erx2.1 tires, many of the rocky ascents were not realistic with by set up. That being said, I ended up walking a lot of the uphills. Also, toward the bottom a lot of the trail was overgrown (this isn't such a big deal but for a resort style downhill singletrack I was expecting a bit more). There were no features I saw other than one tabletop. Some berms thrown in, but this is expected.
The one thing that was great about the trail was the scenery. Aspen's, pine, mountain elk and other woodland critters were all around if you care to stop and look around. At one point I stopped and looked to my right to find a few stag maybe 10 yards away from me. Very cool.
There is much nicer singletrack in the Forest and foothills that you can access and have a better time.