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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: -
Total: 16 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pipeline

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#271 of 1,335 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#2,399 in the world

Part singletrack, part hardscrabble/fire road (make sure to ride the Firebox @ the top for fun!)

On a wetter heavy snow year, riders might consider waiting until around June 15th to ride Firebox and above. Winter runoff widens the stream crossings and shady north facing woods make the mud deep and greasy until late June. Pedaling up Firebox after Pipeline will challenge the best technical climbers, and thrill everyone who link the two from the top.

First added by SLOWGATOR00 on Apr 11, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
I 70 exit 147 (Eagle, CO), proceed south to roundabout and follow HWY. 6 to Capitol St. (left) for 3/4 mi to Brush Creek Rd. Follow past Capitol Theater and make left on Sylvan Lake Rd., take right on Eagle Ranch Rd. and park near Brush Creek Elem.

From Sylvan Lakes Road, turn right onto Eagle Ranch Road and then turn right onto Forth of July road. Follow until left on Arroyo Blvd, and travel about 75 yards to obvious parking lot on right. Trailhead- Follow easy climbing double track road at the back of parking lot for about 2 miles over two cattle guards and bear left onto single-track (Pipeline).
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  • kuala_tahan
    *****

    Rode this in probably not the best direction, but I could see riding down Pipeline being almost as fun as Doc Park in CB. We rode up 3rd Gulch off Arroyo Dr and up Pipeline, then linked over to Firebox, Dead Cow, Scratch, World's Greatest, etc etc. I would definitely recommend riding down (i.e. South-North maybe?) Pipeline if you get a shot. I'm going to next time

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  • Jesse Doll
    *****

    Super fun trail that starts out in a densely wooded area with lots of streams that can still be fairly high till mid June. Trail splits in several areas and you can end up near the bottom of Hardscrabble road or connect with other Eagle trails and end up all the way over in Gypsum. All the trails are clearly marked. Be careful in areas as there tend to be a lot of free range cattle in the area that can turn the trail into a washboard depending on the time of year.

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  • munts
    ****

    This is perhaps one of my favorite rides in Eagle. It can be done as a loop or an out an back.

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