September 16, 2012
There are a lot of reasons to ride this trail. No, it is not a pure singletrack trail. There is doubletrack and 4x4 trail but there is also some very sweet, flowy singletrack to enjoy. The scenery is epic (as my kids would say) and I made multiple stops along the trail to enjoy it.
There are some sandy sections and steep rocky hills that might require you to dismount but overall, this was a great ride.
You start off descending (which means you'll end up with a big climb to finish, ugh!) and at the bottom you ride along the North St. Vrain Creek for awhile before the trail takes you up a valley for several miles. You can turn around at any point and head back. There wasn't much traffic on the trail (a few hikers and one other mountain biker who was also fly fishing and provided some friendly directions to me).
Lion Gulch (nearby)