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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,142/ -3,661 ft
Total: 47 riders

Mountain Biking Colorado Trail: Redskin Mountain

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#279 of 1,373 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#2,604 in the world

The trail here is similar to other Colorado Trail sections in the area, though the first 3 miles or so
are heavily used by horses and the tread is sandy and broken up in places. Ride on the Colorado
Trail, mostly downhill for about the first 5 miles. At the second road crossing, turn left (FS Road
543) then take a quick left onto FS Road 550. Go about a half mile and turn right onto Gashouse
Trail. Take this up on singletrack and continue to Miller Gulch trail. Turn left onto Miller Gulch
trail, go through the gate at the top of the hill and turn right onto FS Road 553. Follow this down
and make a left onto FS Road 549, then continue left onto FS Road 553. Go up the second road
on the right, through the gate back to the intersection w/ Colorado Trail. Go right and climb
about 2.5 miles back to the trailhead. We did the loop backwards, it's pretty easy to get lost out
here with all the roads and trails. Pretty good trail but we got stuck riding the trail at the same
time as some horseback riders. Still a good workout and some nice singletrack in the woods.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jun 11, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 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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Getting there
From Colorado Springs, take US 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right onto CO 67 and go to Deckers. Continue straight onto CO 126 approximately 15 miles. Turn left onto FS Road 550. Go about 10 miles, turn left onto FS Road 543 (Wellington Lake Rd.). Parking is on the right at Colorado Trail sign.

From Denver, take Hwy 285 to Bailey and turn left onto County Rd 68. Go approximately 9 miles, trailhead is on the right as described above.

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