Ken Caryl Valley

3.13 out of 5
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↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
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Single Track linked togather with a couple short road segments
added by Brad1PetersonBunny Hop
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)

Granny Gear

July 23, 2015
Review: The many trails here make for many variations of rides available in the Valley. Last night we did a Valley Loop. We started up Massey trail with is .3 miles up to the base of the west foothill. Then we headed north along Colorow which is a winding double to single track cruise through the prairie grass--be sure to look up through the Dutch Creek notch for a great view of downtown Denver. After 1.5 miles Colorow cuts east another .5 then we cut north again on Stove Prairie Trail to hook up with the Bradford Trail bearing east, then north along the KC/Manor Ridge border. The brad for Trail curves east through some great Red Rock formations, and Red Rocks is in clear view up the valley. Bear right on Lark Bunting Loop and prepare for three very technical rocky sections before spilling out into the east prairie for some more winding downhill single track. Just before the loop heads back north, stay southward and you can either take the Hogback trail through the valley or the Lyons Trail up and along the top of the hogback. If you choose the later, be sure to bale down either the Kiln Trail or stick to the Lyons Trail--the Ridge trail is some of the most technical riding in the valley and best left to the hikers. Either way you end up with a screaming mile along Hogback trail to the stop light. To complete the Valley Loop, cross the road and head south on Cathy Johnson, then west along Deer Creek road to South Valley Park and head back north through more spectacular rock formations. You half-expect to see Dinosaurs grazing in the prairie below.

This loop is a great ride, with climbs to get the blood pumping and cruising descents to keep you smiling. Adrenaline junkies might be bored, but for the rest of us it makes for a gorgeous blast of a ride.

World Champ

December 17, 2014
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: Got to test out this trail system with a resident, and we rode some fantastic trails that climbed high up to the tops of the hills and bombed back down to the valley below. While maybe some of the other trails in this trail system are less than desirable, the ones I had the pleasure to sample were pretty fantastic!


October 14, 2014
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Private trail system, but you're not missing much. There are a couple of Ken Caryl-maintained trails open to the public which run parallel to South Valley Park which provide an additional loop opportunity there.

Granny Gear

March 19, 2014
jeffriek Granny Gear  
Review: This is a private trail system, patrolled by Ken Caryl Rangers and volunteers. Residents are issued bands that must be worn and the trail system is maintained with HOA funding. Best bet is to make friends with someone there and ride as a guest.

Granny Gear

June 20, 2012
telern Granny Gear  
Review: Nice fun trail, but the KCR Rangers are checking for proof of residency and if caught, you might incur a trespassing charge from the JeffCo Sherrifs Dept.

* Review edited 6/20/2012

Similar Trail: The free Cathy Johnson trail, to Coyote Song to Grazing Elk, back out to Deer Creek Canyon Road down to Hildebrand OSP- and do that 8mile loop.

Granny Gear

March 4, 2012
Lyndon Granny Gear  
Review: This is a private trail that you must have a pass or proof that you live in Ken Caryl.


March 31, 2011
Review: Quick drive, easy, some fun downhill, not much climbing, nice scenary, lots of deer. Not too shabby for after work.

Bunny Hop

March 25, 2011
silver4u Bunny Hop  
Review: This is a great after work trail. You park up by the manor house and take the manor house trail towards the foothills to the signs ahead. There is a little bit of a climb but after that its mostly smooth sailing after that. Nothing to crazy.

Ken Caryl Valley MTB Trail 3.13 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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