Marshall Mesa Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.39 out of 5
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Beginner
16
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,800 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
5,549
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Some single, some doubletrack. Not too much climbing and nothing technical at all, but makes a great night ride.
added by SenorBlancoBunny Hop February 17, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (55 total check-ins)
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  Subpar_Shredder   on Jun 10, 2016
  Kirsten Seeto   on Jun 8, 2016
  whereisthespoon17   on Jun 3, 2016
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Reviews (23)
 

Granny Gear

July 23, 2016
 
Review: My gf and I rode this trail yesterday and it was pretty fun. She is a beginner so we rode at a moderate pace, it wasn't hard, she really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it as well, there are some areas you can play around on or get going real fast on small dh sections. It is pretty exposed so be prepared if you go in the afternoon. I saw a few people had brought their kids that looked to be around 10 or 12 years old, with decent bikes they were able to ride the trail which I thought was neat. We only ran into one hiker but saw at least 10 others on bikes. It was a casual ride with my gf and we had a lot of fun together.

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Granny Gear

June 13, 2016
 
Review: This trail is a good ride. There are some bits that are better than others. The last quarter (if you ride it clockwise) has some super rocky areas which I would rate as intermediate, and there are some eroded stairs towards the end that are difficult to navigate. A big hill that follows the power lines is long and a bit boring. But that's balanced with some really nice sections with amazing views!

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Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: Not the most fun trail out there. But good for a lunch ride if you are in south boulder. Also a good fat bike ride in the winter. Gets tracked down pretty quickly.

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Bunny Hop

November 10, 2014
OJA Bunny Hop  
 
Review: a nice simple ride, when you just want to get back on the trails after an extended off the bike period.

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Bunny Hop

August 10, 2014
jen_biker Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This is more of a leisurely trail with one good climb than a true mountain bike trail. Technically, it is in the mountains, yes. But from the MM TH going east, there is only one good climb, then the trail along the Community Ditch and east towards Superior is pretty much flat. Beautiful views though!

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Gramcounter

June 4, 2014
 
Review: Great beginner riding.

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Granny Gear

April 27, 2014
dmarcus19 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail for beginners, beautiful views, i went yesterday and found that they are doing construction on the dangerous section that crosses hwy 93. They are building a tunnel! Great for the future but right now that section is closed. Not big deal but just a heads up

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Granny Gear

January 25, 2014
 
Review: This is a great trail for a beginner. There are some challenging areas and some very flat easy areas. Part of the trail had a lot of mud today too.

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Bunny Hop

May 25, 2013
lilyallure Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I had a lot of fun on this trail. I found that going to the left when you start out was easiest even though you start out with a couple long climbs. Toward the back of the trail there was a little more gravel than I would have liked, but not bad. It's more of a network of trails rather than one single loop. You can go around a couple different ways which was confusing for me as I had never been on the trail. I believe it connects with other trails in the back and across the road, but they are not clearly marked. Despite that, I would recommend this for any beginner!

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Trailblazer

August 25, 2012
 
Review: After drinks and dinner at Mountain Sun the previous night, we stayed in Broomfield with some friends and ran back up to Boulder to meet up with another friend at Marshall Mesa. It was kind of overcast, and the sky released a few sprinkles, but being that the trail has no canopy it was a great ride. There's a decent little climb on the frontside and then some easy riding until you drop down into the valley, through some cattle guards, past some bovines and start heading towards the Flatirons. The trails are pretty gravelly, but can be very fast with good flow n go in the valley. We had big afternoon plans, but headed out and back, exploring a little offshoot from the main trail with some sweet step drops that were very rideable and then right back down the same way we came up, now noticing (and taking advantage of) the sweet rollers we could catch air off of. I only wish I could find trails with these built-in 'bumps' in Texas. The downhill runs in Colorado, no matter how big or small, are priceless; always good for big grins and good vibes. Great way to start our day, then headed to Half Fast subs on the hill and over to Avery for the brewery tour and some rare taps. * Review edited 8/24/2012

* Review edited 8/24/2012

Similar Trail: Reminded me a little bit of Red Rocks, without the rocks. Also reminded me of McAllister Park back in SAT.

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Marshall Mesa Area MTB Trail 3.39 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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