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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +239/265 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Narrow Gauge Trail

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#592 of 1,342 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#12,256 in the world

The Narrow Gauge Trail is located on the sight of an old railroad that ran from 1880-1926. Most of this route is closed to motorized vehicles, making it an extremely scenic, yet beginner-friendly, mountain bike ride.
The old railroad grade traverses the side of the mountain, offering gorgeous views of Mount Princeton and the Chalk Cliffs on the opposite side of the valley. Most of trail tread is gravely, and the trail is doubletrack-wide in most places, with a couple of sections that narrows to singletrack.

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 2, 2014. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Off of the Mount Princeton Road
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Overall this trail is extremely easy, despite a bit of elevation gain if ridden as an out and back.... however, the scenery alone makes this ride worth-while! The epic views of Mount Princeton, a 14er, towering above you, as well as many other 12 and 13ers, an alpine lake below, the chalk cliffs at the end of the valley, and several waterfalls all, add up to make for an incredible experience in the mountains! If you want more riding, this can be combined with segments of the Colorado trail.

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