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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 38 riders

Mountain Biking Homestead

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#332 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,194 in the world

Homestead is approximately 4 miles long and begins as a doubletrack descent, but at a junction it hangs a hard right and turns into glorious singletrack climbing through the pines. Eventually you will crest the top and continue the bomber descent that you began a couple miles previous, only this time on super smooth singletrack! Homstead leads to the new Raspberry Ridge/Blackjack freeride trail, so look for that off to your left (if descending). If you’re not up to the rigors of black diamond rocks, keep rocking the smooth singletrack down Homestead to feed into the beautiful Sandy Wash descent.

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 7, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 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
From Colorado Springs, take US 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right onto CO 67 and go to Deckers. Continue straight onto CO 126 approximately 20 miles. Parking is on the right just before the bridge at the Buffalo Creek Forest Service Work Center. The trail starts on Buffalo Creek road on the left of CO 126 just over the bridge.
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Open (on Dec 3, 2012)
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  • mongwolf

    Nice flowy fun, but no gnar. Just seems to keep up the speed and fun as one heads back down BC.

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter

    Easy rolling trail thru pine trees. The bests way to get to the Blackjack.

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  • Michael Paul

    One of my favorite trail segments, ever. Fun, fast, flowy. Hit it!

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  • tikigoddess

    Homestead connects to Charlie's Cuttoff which is arguably, the best trail in the BC system. While you're screaming wooohooo on Charlie, you'll have time to be sated while continuing on the downhill through Homestead. It isn't bad, just not as fun.

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  • tetontom

    As you come off Charlie's Cutoff, the same flow continues on Homestead.

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  • tetontom

    As you come off Charlie's Cutoff, the same flow continues on Homestead.

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  • John Fisch

    On its own, this isn't one of the better Buffalo Creek trails, but it is a nice piece of singletrack that will connects other area trails.

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  • dralbright

    Charlie's Cutoff gets a lot of love, but don't overlook Homestead nearby. There are some really fun rock sections, and the singletrack is smooth, flowy, and fun. If you're coming from Miller Gulch, try riding down to the bottom of Homestead, then back up to Charlie's Cutoff.

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  • zr140th

    This was a nice flow on my way over to Raspberry Ridge. Nothing crazy before that turnoff but other riders that skipped out on the Blackjack route said there was some nice slickrock features further down the trail.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    This trail is decent, but its best attribute is that it leads to Blackjack

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