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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +26/ -5 ft
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking River Trail Greenway

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#529 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#5,422 in the world

The River Trail Greenway runs along the Arkansas River all the way from Marvin Park to Franz Lake, by way of Sand Lake. This 1.7-mile trail is all relatively flat, wide, and consists of crushed gravel. For mountain biking, this is about as easy as it gets, but if you're looking for a chill afternoon cruise with a non-biking friend or significant other with great views of the river, this is a great choice!

First added by Greg Heil on Jun 6, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Marvin Park or at CR 175
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  • PeakLover   ✓ supporter

    Great ride with our grandkids, easy enough for them. We actually finally found the trailhead on N St on the south side of the ball field that then followed the Arkansas River north to Franz Lake (it's street riding from J St otherwise).

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    While relatively unremarkable, this is still a great trail to have in the community for an easy spin, or to connect over to CR 175 easily from downtown, thanks to the brand-new addition, without having to get on Hwy 291.

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