Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +177/170 ft
Total: 20 riders
 

Mountain Biking Lincoln Mountain

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#965 of 1,344 mountain bike trails in Colorado
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This is typical Douglas County Open Space, with wide singletrack, most of which is technically easy. After a short hop out from the parking area, there are two lollipops. To the south a trail which will take you to the top of Lincoln Mountain, make a quick loop up top, and return. To the north is the Palmer Divide Loop, which is a little longer, but without as much climbing. Most of the singletrack is wide and free of obstacles, but there are a few rock gardens and techy bits along the way to spice things up. The Lincoln Mountain loop rides equally good in either direction. The Palmer Divide Loop is best done counterclockwise.

First added by John Fisch on Jul 1, 2020. Last updated Jul 1, 2020. → add an update
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On highway 83, from the intersection in Franktown, travel south 17.2 miles or from the Interquest Parkway exit off I-25 in Colorado Springs, travel north 15.3 miles to Jones Road. Turn west on Jones, the parking area is on the right after about a half mile.
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  • John Fisch
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    This is mostly wide, uninteresting singletrack, but makes for a good training ride. The climb up Lincoln Mountain is good enough to get your heart rate up and you can add mileage by doing additional loops up top. The same thing goes for the Palmer Divide Loop on the other side, and that side also throws a few rocks at you for additional fun.

    This is Douglas County, which means horse country. The huge parking lot isn't that big because they expect a lot of users, but rather so those users, mostly equestrians, will have plenty of place to turn around and park their horse trailers. Unfortunately, these equestrians have no qualms about riding the soft clay when wet, so the trail can turn quickly into and endless series of post holes.

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