Level: Advanced
Length: 25.4 mi (40.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pikes Peak Plummet

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#687 of 1,335 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,846 in the world

This is an amazing backcountry shuttle ride, starting above tree line and descending about 6600' through beautiful forests across and down the east slopes of Pikes Peak. It is all singletrack except the one mile downhill on Gold Camp Road. You will climb about 1000' and connect several trails of different trail systems. The ride links together Elk Park, Barr, Mountain View, Lake Moraine, Jones Downhill, Captain Jacks, Gold Camp Road, The Chutes, and Stratton. You can end at either the Ridgeway Trailhead or La Veta Trailhead in Stratton.

First added by mongwolf on Jul 24, 2019. Last updated Nov 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: yes
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Getting there
Start at the Elk Park Trail trailhead off of Pikes Peak Highway. To get to the Elk Park trailhead travel up Pikes Pike Highway 14 mi (or 0.6 mi from the hairpin turn in Glens Cove) to a gate on your left. Take the left through the gate and a short drop to the first turn on the dirt road. The trailhead is on the turn on your right.
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  • mongwolf
    *****

    A true adventure ride worthy of the Pikes Peak region. Gorgeous views, beautiful forests, long-distance, remote conditions, challenging gnar, blazing-fast descents, one challenging sustained climb ... this ride has it all. You finish with a 12 plus mile downhill from the junction of Jones Downhill and Foresters Cutoff to the bottom of Stratton ... pretty impressive. Five stars without question.

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