Level: Beginner
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +30/30 ft
Total: 2 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bluestem Prairie Open Space

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#947 of 1,345 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#11,575 in the world

This is a fairly straightforward lollipop loop. In just under two miles, there's a fork and you can go either way as the trail rides about the same in either direction. There is a short stem at the north end as well, but it doesn't currently connect to anything.

This is, as the name implies, on the prairie, so there's none of the typical Rocky Mountain Front Range climbs. There are hills, but they're gentle.

Unlike the rocky trails to the west, this is all soft dirt/clay, so it's a no-go when wet. But it often provides an opportunity to ride when higher elevation trails are snowed in or icy.

First added by John Fisch on Dec 29, 2019. Last updated Apr 30, 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
From South Academy Boulevard, exit Bradly Road. Follow Bradley Road east until it runs into a T at Goldfield Drive. Go right at the T, go around a few curves, bottom out at a bridge crossing a small creek, climb up the other side and look for a small parking area on the left.
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  • John Fisch
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    This is about as boring a trail as you're going to find in the Colorado Springs area. That said, it is a very welcome addition to our riding options as it is out on the prairie, completely exposed, so it can dry out while the wooded mountain trails harbor ice and snow. There are just enough hills to make it possible to get a workout in as well. Once the new trail gets packed in, this will be a great place to take a first-timer.

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