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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +291/ -324 ft
Total: 192 riders

Mountain Biking Dedisse Trail

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#166 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1,199 in the world

This sweet singletrack connects with Alderfer/3 Sisters Park.From the lake house ride your bike out of the parking lot on the rode you drove in on.Just before the bridge turn right and follow the trail along the side of the creek. You will cross 2 bridges. After you cross the second bridge over Bear Creek. Pioner trail is directly in front of you. Cross Upper Bear Creek Road. As the trail [more like a bike path] turns to the right look for Dedisse Trail on your left. Follow the trail for about a mile and cross Upper Bear Creek Road again. Skirt the golf course,climb up a couple of switchbacks to the ridge. At the end of the ridge Dedisse Trail connects with Hidden Fawn Trail part of Aldefer/3 Sisters trail system. From here I like to take Hidden Fawn Trail to the parking lot cross over Buffalo Park Road, follow Evergreen East Trail to top of Evergtreen Mountain. Take Evergreen Mountain Trail West down to Wild Iris cross Buffalo Park Road to the parking lot follow Meadowlark trail to Homested Trail and finally back Pondarosa trail to Hidden Fawn Trail and Dedisse Trail. When I get back to Upper Bear Creek Road I follow the road back to the lake house. You can usually get maps of Aldefer/3Sisters at one of the parking lots if you are unsure of trails in Aldifer/3 Sisters Park. Ridden like this it makes about a 15 mile lolipop!!SWEET!!!

First added by lostcause on Sep 4, 2005. 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: yes
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-70 west of Denver, take Evergreen Parkway/HWY 74 to Upper Bear Creek Road [ just before the lake] Turn right follow Upper Bear Creek about 1/2 mile turn left and park at the lake house.
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  • charriezllaston

    Hard going up the hill but great coming down excellent way to finish and extend 3 sisters ride

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  • John Fisch

    This trail definitely has its moments. There are flowy cross country moments and there are heinous climbing moments. There are moments for bobbing and weaving through the pines and there are moments for hauling it down and carefully maneuvering switchbacks. Overall, the trail is nice, but doesn't seem to have a personality of its own. It does make a nice way to add miles to a Alderfer/3 Sisters ride, especially as a start/finish with Alderfer in the middle.

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  • bigAD

    Very steep (for this fat guy). Connect with 3 sisters. The descent is worth "the price of admission " but be courteous and watch out for hikers.

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  • MSchueman

    Bring your legs and lungs. Steep switch backs with rock areas for the first half of the trail. second half is a good ride and meets up with all the 3 sisters trails. Going back down the grade was fun.

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  • tysouth

    The dedisse trail is really fun and has a great mix of rocky technical sections and short, hard climbs. If you connect it to the sisters trail you can make it a big loop. My advice would be to avoid the upper sections of the sisters trail because it is virtually unrideable with the tight switchbacks, water bars and gigantic rocks on the trail (basically hikers only). The berrybear trail is very smooth and fun, the ponderosa trail is easy and has no real hard sections. Overall this is a fun trail and you can connect with it with the 3 sisters/alderfer area and do a whole bunch of different short variations. Just avoid upper sections of 3 sisters trail because you will end up walking a lot of it.

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  • Grunk

    The majority of this trail is so-so, nothing great but not bad either. The real treat is descending back to the road crossing. Super flowy through the forest with a couple of air opportunities.

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  • alskoj   ✓ supporter

    We rode the Hidden Fawn trail from the Three Sisters/Aldefer trailhead to the Dedisse trail and then down to Upper Bear Creek Road. Turned around (because we didnt' know that the trail continued on across the road) and went back up the (steep!) hill, hit Hidden Fawn again and back to the trail head.
    Nice mix of rocky sections with nicely flowing singletrack mixed in with steep switchbacks. Very scenic. Lots of shade and forest areas down by the golf course.* Review edited 7/2/2012* Review edited 7/2/2012

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  • Bmike

    here is some video footage i got last summer.


    the dedisse section is smooth downhill with some fun technical sections. and makes a great connector to three sisters park. and if you like to hop around on rocks, there is a cool rock garden at the top.

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  • kkilton

    What an awesome trail! Tons of little technical sections for beginners and intermediate riders. Beautiful singletrack trail. Not the best markers but if you can navigate correctly, we made it to the lookout off Ponderosa trail and had a great 360 degree view of the valley.

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  • jkovaly

    Some great singletrack, a mix of technically challenging switchbacks, rocky sections and a 1mi climb from Evergreen golf course up to the top. This trail connects Dedisse Park to 3 Sisters/Alderfer trail system.

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  • steve32300

    this is cool place to get out of the sun when its hot.theres alot of rock and trees.pretty cool.its kinda of like a trip through the woods.oh wait,it is through the woods.the trail is fun.

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  • sonofsimon

    After reading the review I thought that it sounded like a good easy ride. Having never ridden a mountain trail I thought this sounded like an easy ride. Boy was I wrong. Let me start by saying that my X Country experience has been completely on flat land and rolling hill trails prior to this. This trail starts with a climb that almost killed me. I think I made it half way up before I had to hike the rest. To me the climb seemed pretty steep and difficult towards the top.
    However, once to the top, the trail was a blast. Some technical rocky areas, but overall the trail was fast with nice rolling terrain. We linked up with Hidden Fawn trail and made that short loop back to the top of Dedisse.
    And the best part, getting to ride back down the climb that almost killed me on the way up. All the switch backs keep you from getting up your speed too fast. But since I wasnt on a DH bike I wouldnt have been able to keep it under control if I was going any faster.

    We went on a Saturday evening and only saw 2 groups of hikers on the trail.

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