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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +63/66 ft
Total: 25 riders

Mountain Biking Bald Mountain Trail

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#1118 of 1,322 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#11469 in the world

The trail is short with a really steep section, that is also short... Ride the trail CCW, about 10 times. Going CW there is a 5 foot technical section that is tough because you're going so slow uphill. The view from the top of Bald Mountain is spectacular, and the trail is nice winding through the trees. You're in mountain lion country (posted at the trail head), so bring your slower friends.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Boulder Head west on Mapleton. Once it turns into Sunshine Canyon Drive (County Road 52), go about 4.5 miles until you get to the Bald Mountain Scenic Area on the south side of the road.
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  • bigAD

    Not very fun. Agree with the other reviews that it is better suited for hiking.

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  • alskoj

    More of a Hiking trail than a Mountain Bike Trail.
    Too short and not worth the drive.
    The ascent to the peak from the south is almost impossible (too much loose sand and rocks).
    Some of the trail is beginner but some of it is intermediate. My "beginner" daughter crashed hard coming down from the peak (going north).
    There is a small technical section coming down from the peak that is definitely not "beginner". I made it on my 29er).

    * Review edited 6/30/2012

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  • JMWatt91

    An easy ride with great views. Almost a full 360 degree panorama from the top.

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