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Level: Intermediate
Length: 27 mi (43.5 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +691/660 ft
Total: 21 riders

Mountain Biking James Peak

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#169 of 1,344 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1789 in the world

The first 5 miles of the trail are just about flat and then the grade turns to
"RR" for just about the entire 8 mile ascent up the 4x4 road. Awesome views,
trail a little wet towards the top as the road is still surrounded by snow.
Moderate physical and easy technical.

First added by krock85 on May 5, 2020. Last updated May 5, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
From Idaho Springs take I-70 west to US 40 over Berthoud Pass to FS 128
take second right after mile marker 234 and park anywhere on the side of the
dirt road.
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  • krock85

    This is a jeep trail with 5 miles of flat trail to warm up on and then an easy steady 8 mile climb to the top. There is car traffic but it is low, maybe 1 car every half hour. The views are great and the ride down is a quick one.

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