Idlewild Trail System

4.60 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
There are a number of trails in this system that make great loops on mostly singletrack and a little doubletrack. A fun 8 mile route (as shown on the map) would be - start on Meadow Trail, take a right on Cross Trails, left on Whoops Trail, right on Southfork (fun fast downhill) and then follow Southfork across the creek (great place to cool down) to Burnout Loop. Follow the Burnout Loop (fun either direction) and then continue on Southfork, crossing the wooden boardwalks. Follow Southfork to the Ditch Trail (actually ride in an old irrigation ditch) and back to Cross Trails to Whoops Trail (turn right this time) and take it to Serendipity Trail and back to Meadow Trail. There are many more trails in the area, pick up a map at a local bike shop It is a great area with singletrack, boardwalks, creek crossings and views of the mountains!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Why is it called Ditch Trail? -Guest

A: It runs along an old water ditch

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Reviews (5)

Granny Gear

July 4, 2018
Review: Very fun trail but if your not very experienced then watch out because I went otb and I'm a decent rider on the black diamond trail there are a lot of gnarly switchbacks so watch overall great trail

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June 13, 2016
Review: Very few places in Colorado better for mountain bikes than WP!

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May 23, 2016
bboehman Gnarly  
Review: Rode here several years ago and it was my first mountain bike experience! Needless to say coming from flat central Indiana I was hooked! Loved the Winter Park area and look forward to a day to come back to Colorado where it all began. The trails were a blast!

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October 20, 2015
Review: Really well maintained trail system. These loops are a lot of fun to ride. There were no real technically challenging sections mostly flowy singletrack that strong beginners to intermediate riders would be able to ride. That being said I did not find this trail system boring, on the contrary, it is very beautiful and well thought out. Once in the trail system you can do a couple of loops for a short ride or traverse over the vast system for hours of fun. The climbing was mild and there were some fun, fast downhill sections depending on which direction you choose to ride. I recommend riding the Whoops trail both directions just for fun. This is a great example of private landowners and forest service working together to create a great system of multi use trails.

Similar Trail: Heil Ranch

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July 17, 2012
gregval Gnarly  
Review: Trail pretty much as detailed above. Ditch trail is very flat. Crosstrails goes up an old ski hill, so a little more vertical. Trails are well-signed, so hard to get lost. A resident said that it is not a good idea to park up on Friendship Rd; residents don't want anybody parking up there. Better to park behind Hernando's Pizza place; N39 55'38.69 W 105 47'06.59. Trail starts at N39 55'37.81 W 105 47'04.29 This then requires you to climb about a 1/2 mile and 200 vertical feet. Fun trail, though.

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Idlewild Trail System MTB Trail 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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