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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +37/ -15 ft
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Franz Lake

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#566 of 1,362 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#5,920 in the world

There's a small network of gravel doubletrack trail encircling Franz Lake and running through the nearby wetlands. These trails are perfect for a chill evening cruise, or someone who's never ridden offroad before. Keep an eye out for dog walkers!

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 6, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • MaureenBTrue

    Nice warm up for a ride. We rode in from town and explored other areas off the trail, for a total of 9 miles.

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  • LucindaInGA

    This is a nice trail to just cruise around when you're exploring Salida. As has been mentioned, the scenery around the area more than makes up for what the trail iacks in difficulty.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    While the trails here are entirely unremarkable, the views of this small lake, with the massive 14ers in the background, are pretty sweet! This would also be a great place to take a total novice to mountain biking.

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