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Level: Advanced
Length: 27 mi (43.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking CDT: Hope Pass

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#513 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#5,248 in the world

This was the old Colorado Trail route now it's the CDT. This is a hard technical ride with a heinous hike-a-bike to the top of Hope Pass. Pedal about 8 miles up the road to the Sheep Gulch Trailhead . Turn right and begin the 2 ½ mile 2500 ft. hike-a-bike to the top of Hope Pass. Just keep telling yourself it's only 2 ½ miles! The first section off the pass is deff black! I took a nice tumble down the hill after loosing control in some scree. It's about a 6 mile downhill ride to the lake. Follow the CDT along the lake to the Colorado Trail turn right. From twin Lakes the Colorado Trail crosses 3-4 ridges, follows some old roads and has miles of fine singletrack . The trail is well marked with CT symbols . Just pay attention and you shouldn't have any route finding difficulties

First added by lostcause on Sep 12, 2009. 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 Buena Vista drive 17 miles north to CR 390 turn left (west) drive a short distance past Clear Creek Reservoir and park where the Colorado Trail crosses the road. Only a couple parking spots you might have to park at the lake
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  • lostcause

    This ride is only for sick individuals that think they have to ride their bike every where they can! Sweet section of the CDT. Gets one black diamond.

    * Review edited 9/12/2009

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