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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Lariat
Elevation: +101/90 ft
Total: 48 riders
 

Mountain Biking Colorado Hills Trail

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#1,156 of 1,347 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#11,708 in the world

From trailhead head west, climbing a false flat. After a quick downhill you'll see a small reservoir. Head through the narrow gate and make a loop around the lake, then head back. There is also a short trail from the lake heading west to Indiana St., and a small loop around a tiny lake near the trailhead. This trail is mostly doubletrack or road comprised of either small rocks or smooth singletrack. It's nothing special, but makes for a decent afterwork ride, or a nice place to bring a beginner.

First added by teamfreak16 on Aug 18, 2007. Last updated Apr 29, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Church Ranch Road west to Simms, head north on Simms to 105th. Trailhead is on left at 105th and Simms.
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  • John Fisch
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    Quite possible the least interesting trail I've ridden in Colorado... or anywhere else for that matter. Flat. Straight. No features. LOTS of dogs.

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  • lastresort576
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    Trying to get some pedaling in, in order to get my Cape Cod lungs back in shape so I can't complain too much about this trail. But it was mighty boring. Although I did get to meet some nice pups.

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  • Mammal
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    This trail is only the second off road trail I have ever ridden, the first being the Bear Creek Lake Regional Park trail. I would not call this trail enough for a full days ride, however it is a great place to work on a beginners endurance, climbing a "false flat" and building confidence with speed on the downhill. The short (couple hundred yards?) downhill to the lake can be taken quite fast & it is double track. This allowed myself to focus on balanced position on the bike, correct posture, grip, and maintaining a planned line while cutting back and forth on the double track at speed. This was the middle of a 27mi ride from the northern suburbs for me and I enjoyed it. I will probably continue to use this whenever I want to work on my downhill confidence but it will require a lot of back and forth riding through a short section. I give it 3 stars b/c it has useful features but it's not long enough for me to want to ride by itself. The off leash dog park ends before you get to the downhill to the lake (there's a narrow fence that states such). Also, there is a water fountain and restroom at the trailhead.

    Also saw my first coyote down along the outside of the fence line by the lake. It took off up the hill away from me as soon as it saw me approaching.

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  • llombardi87
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    This trail is definately for begining riders, or someone who's just looking for a casual ride. I love bringing my dog with me to this trail because it is also an off-the-leash dog park. It starts out with a gradual climb then transitions to a gentle down hill. After that there is a short climb followed by a pretty fast down hill to the lake. I really like this trail because it is close to town, and is perfect for a quick after work ride.

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  • Someonelse
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    I tried this trail due to the proximity to my home and because I'm just starting out with MTB. Even as a beginner I thought this trails was just barely ok. Frankly it was quite boring but had it's short lived moments. The main lake was the highlight as it provided a nice foreground to the mountains and was a decent ride around it through singletrack. Other than that not much else to see here. Also, be aware that this trail doubles as an off leash dog park so watch for moving obstacles, though mainly at the beginning, the entire trails is open for off leash dogs.

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