Quarry Mesa

2.25 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The trail starts out in a meadow, followed quickly by a fairly easy climb up the side of the mesa with some switchbacks. Once at the top of the mesa, there is a loop which can be ridden either direction. Riding it twice and then descending will make it a 5 mile total ride.

The trail is fast, slightly rocky single track with no technical obstacles. There is one switchback with exposure on the side, and it sneaks up on you when riding counter-clockwise.

The city of Castle Rock received a grant to expand the trail system and they hope to add some more technical terrain at the top and maybe a trials course, so stay tuned.

This trail is typically open year-round, weather permitting.

Watch for rattlesnakes! I saw two on my first ride there.
added by Corey MaddocksEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  mlinde   on Oct 14, 2016
  mlinde   on Oct 9, 2016
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Reviews (4)

Granny Gear

June 26, 2012
Joshb976 Granny Gear  
Review: I agree with the previous reviews of this trail, nothing to special but good for an after-work ride. The hill leading up to the mesa is very good for beginners in that it has a nice steady stride up with some mild switch-backs. The trail on top of the mesa is very fast with some nice rolling hills and a few rock garden areas. I would say if you are new to riding or are taking someone new out this would be a nice place to start.


February 7, 2012
Review: The loop around the top of the mesa is a fun and level. Once you climb the mesa you may feel like doing multiple laps before enjoying the switchback descent.

Similar Trail: Hidden Mesa


March 15, 2011
Review: This is a fun ride with family and kids, or for a workout int he winter.

Ride up, do the loop both directions, and ride down, and it is exactly 5 miles.

This trail is also open until 9PM for off season night riding.


February 27, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This is a typical ride for the area; climb up to the top of a mesa, do the loop, descend back down. There's nothing technical. While the views of the mountains are nice, the views of the urban sprawl are not. I have to question the wisdom of putting the trail that accesses the top on the very steep, north facing flank; the top dries out nicely, but the side holds lots of ice/snow/mud--so what would otherwise have value as a winter option, doesn't really. It is adjacent to the rhyolite bike park, so you can get in some jumps if you're so inclined. It's not great mountain biking, but it is a pretty good resource for the area.

Similar Trail: Hidden Mesa is more entertaining.

Quarry Mesa MTB Trail 2.25 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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