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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +885/ -823 ft
Total: 24 riders

Mountain Biking Crosier Mountain

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#204 of 1,377 mountain bike trails in Colorado
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*This is a sensitive trail. Please excercise caution to minimize erosions effects. It is a mulit-user trail. There are 3 forks to this trail, and they join up near the summit. The middle fork begins at the rainbow pit trailhead in between Glen Haven(West) and Drake (East). This section sucks, avoid. The best place to start is in Glenn Have. The(technical, steep) climb with snaky switchbacks You will come to a crossroads that will take you west to Glen Haven down a wicked-fast bobsled run of rocks and slabs, thru a usually elk-laden Piper Meadows. It's all downhill from here. Or you can continue up for toward the summit trail. The actual summit trail is not really recommended for bikes. It's just not that fun. Steep, loose. More erosion that it's worth. Keep on rocking past the summit and you'll fly through singletrack meadows and glades and sweeping views of the Big Thompson Canyon. Be warned: continuing on this path will present you with one of two options. 1. Continue to the easternmost trailhead nearest Drake. For wimpy bikers this will mean extensive Hike-a-biking down eroded sections and rock stairs (not the fun kind), and an up-hill road ride back to the car. This trail received a LOT of damage from the floods and used to be 100% downhill ridable by the badass, now even the bad ass are walking a fair amount of the downhill. 2. Turn tail and head back up to the summit area and take the roller-coaster back to Glen Haven.

First added by subliminalshiver on Apr 12, 2006. 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
Moving west on hwy 34 take 43 out of drake. Keep going until you get to the pit on your right side. The trail head is 6 miles after the 34/43 junction.
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