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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 7 riders
 

Mountain Biking Colorado Midland Ute Pass

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#665 of 1,379 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,942 in the world

From the start, you go through a tight single track until you reach the
steeper Hike-a-Bike sections. After hiking up to the retaining wall visible in
the distance. The trail levels out. Move to the west, immediately entering
one of the 6 130 year old Railroad tunnels. I recommend a flash light for
Tunnel 1 & 2 for they are long enough for black out conditions. For the most
part, you will encounter flat conditions with slight turns and obstructions.
The trail obviously ends . You can either turn around and come back the
way you came, or make your way down the steep slope and onto Hwy. 24
itself and return to Manitou.

Once you pass the Hike-a-bike section to your right (west) is Tunnel 2.
Tunnel 1 to your left (south) is long and curved. The other side comes out in
some man's property. So if you choose to ride through Tunnel 1 and into
the neighborhood, be cautious of tresspassing.

First added by Railbiker on Mar 24, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Drive on Hwy. 24 west out of Colorado Springs. Exit at the Cave Dwellings
signal. Go down the off ramp onto Manitou Ave. Right across the intersection
where the road meets Manitou Ave. There is a large dirt lot. Park here. Ride up
Manitou Ave. (west) until you see the obvious trail head on the left side of the
road.


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