Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +3,329/2 ft
Total: 29 riders
Mountain Biking Smuggler Road
#224 of 1,344 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#2486 in the world
Don't be fooled by the distance, this trail is 1.3 miles of hardcore, uphill, rocky mountain biking; I once saw Lance Armstrong training on this trail. Start at the base right out of the parking lot. You go up a few switchbacks, then one long switchback and after you finish the long one you turn right and come to a small cut-off to a platform, it's hard to miss. This platform is the top of the trail. Across the road from the platform is the cutoff to the Hunter Creek Trail which is a great way to make Smuggler into a longer ride. You can also continue up Smuggler (it gets even steeper and rockier) to Warren Lakes.
First added by cassjacks3 on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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If you are coming off Independence Pass going West, turn right on Park Avenue. Continue down on this road, it turns into Park Circle. Slide right onto Co Rd 20/Smuggler Mountain Road. Take a right after a couple hundred feet and you will be at the dirt parking lot at the base of the trail.