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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +2,659/ -1,076 ft
Total: 174 riders
 

Mountain Biking Blue Sky

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#160 of 1,378 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1,148 in the world

Great trail interconnecting Horsetooth Mountain Park, Coyote Ridge, and Devil's Backbone trail systems. Multiuse. Not too technical foothills terrain along hogbacks. Can be sandy in spots. Well signed. Watch for rattlesnakes. Larimer County website: http://www.larimer.org/parks/bluesky.htm .

First added by dauw on Jun 18, 2006. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Devil's Backbone Trailhead From Loveland: Take Highway 34 west of Loveland to just past mile marker #88 (2 miles west of the K-Mart). Turn right (north) onto Hidden Valley Drive just east of the old water tank. The trailhead is on your left. Soderberg Trailhead (via Horsetooth Reservoir Inlet Bay) From Loveland: From Highway 34 (Eisenhower) go north on Wilson. Wilson becomes Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins. Turn left (west) onto County Road 38E and continue west to the reservoir. Continue west on County Road 38E approximately 4 more miles to the entrance at the south end of the Reservoir. The entrance to South Bay (including campground, restaurant, group use area, and swim beach) is at the south end of the reservoir. Watch for signs. To get to Inlet Bay (including Inlet Bay Marina and Inlet Bay Campground) continue west on 38E 1 3/4 miles past the South Bay entrance. Watch for signs and turn right on Shoreline Drive. Follow the directions above to the Horsetooth Reservoir Inlet Bay entrance. Turn right on Shoreline Drive, continuing 1.2 miles to the Soderberg Open Space and trail head on the west side of the road. From Fort Collins: From Harmony and Taft Hill Road turn west onto County Road 38E. Continue west on County Road 38E approximately 4 more miles to the entrance at the south end of the Reservoir. The entrance to South Bay (including campground, restaurant, group use area, and swim beach) is at the south end of the reservoir. Watch for signs. To get to Inlet Bay (including Inlet Bay Marina and Inlet Bay Campground) continue west on 38E 1 3/4 miles past the South Bay entrance. Watch for signs and turn right on Shoreline Drive. Follow the directions above to the Horsetooth Reservoir Inlet Bay entrance. Turn right on Shoreline Drive, continuing 1.2 miles to the Soderberg Open Space and trail head on the west side of the road. Coyote Ridge Trailhead From Loveland: From Highway 34 (Eisenhower) go north on Wilson for approximately 5.5 miles where the entrance is on the west side of the road. From Fort Collins: From Harmony and Taft Hill Road go south on Taft Hill Road for approximately 4 miles where the entrance is on the west side of the road. (Directions from Larimer County, Parks website: http://www.larimer.org/parks/driving_bluesky.htm)
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Q: is this trail good for beginners?
A: This is my first season on MTB and Bluesky was my first trail outside of green runs in my local park. Not too challenging unless you decide to go all the way to Devil's Backbone. If you go that far, there's quite a bit of hike-a-biking over a lot of chunky rock. Regardless, super fun.