Mount Falcon Park

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4.22 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
5,827
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
The ride is actually a 'lollipop' configuration with an out and back attached to a loop at the
top. Ride up the Castle trail where you'll climb about 1800 feet in 3.5 miles. Once you get
to the restrooms, turn left onto the Parmalee trail. Here you'll drop about 400 feet down
some nice singletrack. The trail will then climb back up to an intersection with the Meadow
Trail. Take a right on the Meadow trail. The trail will come back to the Castle trail. Take a
right for a fast ride back to your car. Most of the trail is wide singletrack but watch for other
trail users - this trail is pretty popular.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ January 2, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: It's also a trail for hikers? -Jeff Barber

A: Yes, as well as pet friendly. Beautiful sunrise and sunset.

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Reviews (56)
 

Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: The top loops are a good place to spin around with the kids. The east side trail is a lung burner for a fat guy like me.

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Bunny Hop

January 22, 2016
smileyboy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The trail was great! It was icy so I'm glad I stared early. By the time I was finished, about 930 am. The thaw cycle had already begun. A bit of a climb from the East parking lot, but the down hill is always fun

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Granny Gear

October 25, 2015
 
Review: Really love this trail! I'm new to mountain biking, so I had to stop and walk every so often, due to the intensive climb. But it's so beautiful, and so worth the decent!!!

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Granny Gear

October 25, 2015
 
Review: Really love this trail! I'm new to mountain biking, so I had to stop and walk every so often, due to the intensive climb. But it's so beautiful, and so worth the decent!!!

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Bunny Hop

August 1, 2015
 
Review: LOVE IT! This was my 7th trail on a mountain bike, so it was tough for a newbie like me. THe parmalee trail has some great technical spots, and a few opportunities for small airs. The uphills are steep, loose, and strenuous though, so be prepared for that. Gorgeous views, and only a short drive from denver.

Similar Trail: Three Sisters

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Granny Gear

April 26, 2015
 
Review: This a great trail if you are looking for a workout and some gorgeous views. The first 3.5 miles are 2,400 ft. of elevation gain so be prepared for that. The water bars are definitely annoying but the majority are towards the bottom half of the first accent. Get there early, 8 or 9 AM, if you want to be the weekend crowds. Enjoy!

Similar Trail: Picture Rock - Heil Ranch

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Granny Gear

November 9, 2014
 
Review: Great trai! A bit of a lung buster on the incline but the lollipop at the top is fun and some moderately challenging technical sections.. Overall a blast and a good workout! Make sure you have good pads on your breaks for the way down.. Or just let loose and fly! Watch out for others.. Go early (break of dawn) to avoid the crowds..

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Epic


October 14, 2014
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Excellent, tough climb--extended steep grade. The bottom half is mostly smooth with a few waterbars as the only tech. The upper half gets rockier. Technically, it's all rideable by a competent rider, but the grade makes it a real challenge. Once on top, its mostly wide and all easy. If you want do do just the easy stuff, start at the upper (West) end. The descent back down the Castle Trail is a real hoot, but this is also a popular hiking venue, so be careful, especially around blind corners.

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Gnarly

September 29, 2014
jkey6 Gnarly  
 
Review: Excellent trail! Lots of climbing with a few very technical sections. The main Castle Trail is very wide (about 5 ft) but has enough rocky sections to keep it interesting. I like the fact that this system has many options to extend your ride and add on some technical challenges. Old Ute and the Devil's Elbow are very short but very technical add-ons that are not as highly trafficked as the rest of the area. Be careful though, there are few root/rock drops that sneak up on you.

Similar Trail: Centennial Cone

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Gramcounter

August 16, 2014
solofat Gramcounter  
 
Review: starts really easy, some switchbacks and rock gardens. Lots of uphill climbing. Meadows up above. Sweet hard ride.

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Mount Falcon Park MTB Trail 4.22 out of 5 based on 56 ratings. 56 user reviews.
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