Colorado Trail: Green Mountain

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
16.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
7,427
elevation (ft)

Lariat
Trail Description
About this trail
This is the trail Leah and I have been looking for since we moved to Colorado. Sweet,
smooth singletrack, beautiful scenery, and a good mix of climbs and descents. This is easily
my favorite trail in the front range area and probably the whole state. This trail is great for
people of all skill levels - just make sure you turn around before you get tired. Since this is
an out and back (with a loop at the end) it can be difficult to gauge how far you've been
(and how far you have to go!) Lots of riders here in case you get in trouble. "The Tsali of
the Front Range."
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: 200 W 48th Ave, Denver, CO 80216 -Jen Ross

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Q: Hi every body, i will be with a friend in Denver colorado in a conference 13-17 October. I would like to do 2-3 days of mountainbiking before the conference. i will have a car and i dont care to invest 3-4 hours on the road in order to have a decent singletrack with nice landscapes. my limit is acrophobia (fear of heights). Any suggestions? -chashugi

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Reviews (37)
 

Gnarly


July 11, 2015
Gdb49 Gnarly  
 
Review: Another classic section of the Co Trail. Definetly beginner friendly from a tech stand point, it will be the the cumulative mileage and hills that challange the beginner, not any one aspect. Legit single track and absolutely beautiful!

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Epic


November 21, 2014
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: Just a beautiful setting and trail. Kind of charming with all the seedlings in the understory. Some nice climbs for conditioning. And if you like to go fast, you can really let it go on the DHs. It seems you are always either going up or down. It makes for a very enjoyable XC ride.

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Gramcounter

July 9, 2014
 
Review: I stayed in Pike Nat'l forrest near Little Scraggy trailhead, which is where I got on this trail. I had so much fun riding that day I did not want to stop. Hilly, rocky, undulating, and exhilarating. I will go back. The campsite next to the trail was free and awesome as well. Day use fee $6. Gladly!!

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Trailblazer

March 22, 2014
uber_franz Trailblazer  
 
Review: So far I've only ridden the Kenosha pass to Georgia pass section and it is really fun. Nothing too technical, but some great flowy singletrack especially in the fall with the changing aspens

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Trailblazer

October 7, 2013
 
Review: Great trail. I did this today. I normally take the CO Trail but veer off to the north towards Shinglemill. Today I went straight and did the loop. Much better ride. All tree covered. There's a couple okay descents and when you come back around the climbs are not too bad. I'd describe this trail as 'rolling' with equal amounts of climbing and descending throughout the 20 miles. I'm not a big fan of the kind of trails that are climbclimbclimb then descendescenddescent like most Front Range trails. It reminds me of a bigger, prettier, longer, Lair O Bear. This is a great trail for a beginner but it was lots of fun on my fat bike. The only thing to watch out for is the kitty litter trail conditions which could wash out beginners if they oversteer. Great trail. I rode the loop opposite of what the PDF/GPX says. I will try the other way another time. Rather than starting at Little Scraggy, I started at the Forrest Road with the closed gate a bit before. It's free. This would also be a good place to start a beginner because there is a WIDE road for them to 'warm up' on. It took me three hours, but I stopped a few times to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Plus, since I was on my first time and I was on the fat bike, that slows me down. There are a few rooty sections, but most of the roots can be bypassed by picking the right line. There was only one kinda gnarly spot that was too much for my fully loaded (CTR Training) Fat Bike. If I was on my all mountain bike, I'd blaze through it.

Similar Trail: Lair O Bear

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Bunny Hop

May 18, 2013
BHallinCO Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail! Went out and did this one for the first time today. Has a little bit of everything. I rode the CO trail from Little Scraggy TH, to the Green Mtn Loop, looped around and back. 2.5 hr ride time. Some good rollercoaster stuff. All the climbs were manageable with a longer sandy one about 1/2 way coming back that took most of the energy to keep the wheels churning. Lots of roots across the trail but all-in-all probably my favorite trail so far I've ridden here in CO. A little bit of traffic on the trail but for a nice Saturday in Colorado, not too bad. The Green Mountain loop is a nice treat, awesome descent.

Similar Trail: Lair of the Bear/Bear Creek

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Gnarly

August 20, 2012
tcbroncs Gnarly  
 
Review: We've hit this a couple time after work in the summer. If you can, do this. You'll finish up at sunset and almost have the trail to yourself. Sweet singletrack and thick forest. Great downhills and a good workout.

Similar Trail: Colorado Trail - Kenosha Pass

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Gnarly


August 19, 2012
alskoj Gnarly  
 
Review: My son and I rode this from the trailhead at CR 126 and road 550 and had a great time. Roots and sandy sections sporadically mar the otherwise wonderful singletrack trail. Nice and shady most of the way and its about 10 degrees cooler in Pine than Denver. It was Saturday but the trail wasn't that crowded. Encountered several groups/solo riders during the ride - all were friendly except for one crabby guy who didn't look like he was having much fun. Beautiful scenery - nice sweeping downhills - plenty of places to stop and enjoy the forest setting.

Similar Trail: Bear Creek in Morrison

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Trailblazer

August 6, 2012
zr140th Trailblazer  
 
Review: Ok, so rode this trail as well as 15 mi of pure mtb perfection along the CO trail and Morrison/Shinglemill. Parked closer to the trail-head at the Meadow CG, then rode the loop. Every bit of climbing was worth it and while the climb is long and easy-going, the altitude was an adjustment. Linked this trail to others and man, WHAT A DAY!!! CO trail leading into it is a blast so if you start at Scraggy, be prepared to climb for a bit and then be rewarded with some very nice downhill. Truly an epic day.

Similar Trail: Buffalo Creek, Colorado Trail

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Granny Gear

July 27, 2012
jeffriek Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode on a Friday, not many people on trail. Very nice single track trail, fast for the most part. No real technical portions but most of the climbing is on the return but nothing to be worried about. Per the grading criteria this would be listed as an intermediate level trail but I would categorize it as a "advanced" easy trail. I might not bring a first time rider out on it only due to distance but I would not hesitate to take beginners on the trail.

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Colorado Trail: Green Mountain MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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