Highlands Point

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3.47 out of 5
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Beginner
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
6,256
elevation (ft)

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The section of trails at Highlands Point can be accessed from Mountain Vista High School or via the East-West Regional trail parking lot on Griggs rd. Note that all but two of these trails are gated for HR residents only. Trail is accessed by taking the paved bike path in back of Mountain Vista HS until it turns to gravel, then just follow that up the hill. The first trail on the right and ahead are the East-West Regional Trail, open to everyone. Continuing straight up the hill, the first trail on the left is the Metro Districts Big-Dry trail, also open to everyone. You can turn left or continue straight up the gravel path to the top (Highlands Point) and continue on the East-West Regional trail to the Griggs rd. parking lot. The view at the top of Highlands Point is excellent, markers point out Devil's Head Peak, Mt. Evans, Chatfield, etc. The gated trails off to the left and right provide access to approx 7mi of private HR trails. Trail builders built large "bumps" every 100ft or so on some sections to prevent erosion. Overall, a mixture of narrow and wide singletrack, great views, along with intervals of short uphill and downhill sections make this a really fun trail with a roller coaster feel to it.
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Trail Features
Trail features
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  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (15)
 

Granny Gear

July 23, 2018
 
Review: Very easy, flowy at times trail. No real features on this ride. In areas the trail is triple track but will funnel down into double track throughout most. During the summer, there are quite a few blind corners and significant switchbacks that are all meant to slow down mountain bikes. You must bring a bell on this ride or you may endup in a headon collision. Its a great trail for someone looking to get their heart rate up and sweat a little. There are races that take place here, and it can be a challenge. While it is a beginner course, the climbs are long and can be in the 10-12% grade for a decent amount of time.






August 20, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great way to get to the goods

Similar Trail: Douglas east/west




Bunny Hop

May 18, 2015
 
Review: They just added 13 more miles of bmx type single track.




Granny Gear

March 19, 2014
 
Review: Trails are good for quick rides, nothing real technical. This time of year there are sections that are in the shade so still covered in ice and mud from the melting, but it is not bad at all. Lots of fun for a nice quick ride.




Trailblazer


November 26, 2013
rcraft6826 Trailblazer  
 
Review: This is a great trail system for anyone who lives in the southern Aurora/ Centennial part of town. I really enjoyed the roller coaster feel with just enough uphill to get your heart pumping. The descents are pretty fun... Nothing crazy or technical. Just some good flow with a few jumps and fast sections to boot. Overall I would definitely recommend this trail for anyone looking for a great time with a descent amount of mileage.

Similar Trail: Ridgeline open space




Poseur

August 21, 2013
 
Review: Easy but can be fun




Gramcounter

June 30, 2012
jkovaly Gramcounter  
 
Review: The section of trails at Highlands Point can be accessed from Mountain Vista High School or via the East-West Regional trail parking lot on Griggs rd., or better yet just ride there from your house in Highlands Ranch since all but two of these trails are gated for HR residents only. Trail is accessed by taking the paved bike path in back of Mountain Vista HS until it turns to gravel, then just follow that up towards the top (Highlands Point). The first trail on the right and ahead are the East-West Regional Trail, open to everyone. Continuing straight up the hill, the first trail on the left is the Metro Districts Big-Dry trail, also open to everyone. You can turn left or continue straight up the gravel path to the top of Highlands Point and further on to the Griggs rd. parking lot. The view at the top of Highlands Point is excellent, markers point out views of Devil's Head Peak, Mt. Evans, Chatfield, etc. The gated trails off to the left and right provide access to ~7mi of private HR trails - fast and fun although a tad wide in some sections. I don't love the large "bumps" they created every 100ft or so to prevent erosion, but i guess it gives the trail a bit a motocross feel if you like that. Great views, along with some short uphill and downhill sections keep it interesting.

* Review edited 7/22/2012

Similar Trail: Monarch/Wildcat Mtn




Bunny Hop

June 23, 2011
 
Review: So I live in Denver, and had to ride this trail with hopes of not getting caught by the highlands ranch elightest. What is the the deal with that! I say from now on when riding the vast expance of Colorado trails. We carry our id's and check oneanother. If someone happenes to be from highlands ranch, we kick them of the trails, by saying these trails are not for you our city paid for them. It's ok anyway these trails are to easy for anyone not living in highlands ranch to enjoy.

Similar Trail: Anything not in that crap hole of a city!




Granny Gear

September 15, 2009
mcskimin Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a review of the NEW trails in the HR backcountry. There are 5 miles of additional trails off the back of Highlands Point. They are all pretty easy, with very little climbing. The Tenderfoot section is about 2 miles downhill (going west) with plenty of jumps. There is some beautiful scenery of the front range and the backcountry throughout. Not epic by any means, but a great ride and pretty easy. This will soon connect to the Monarch backcountry via the East-West Douglas county trail (Fall 2009).

Similar Trail: Monarch backcountry.




Granny Gear

September 8, 2009
RAZDENVER Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a great trail but if you aren't a HR resident the good trails are OFF LIMITS and the HR Nazi's will hunt you down and kick you out. Bummer b/c the newest trails just cut have lots of turns, hills and sandy spots. It's very sweet!



Highlands Point MTB Trail 3.47 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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