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Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +2,956/2 ft
Total: 159 riders
 

Mountain Biking South Shore Lake Pueblo

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#772 of 1,347 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#8,543 in the world

These trails offer a huge variety of experiences, from very technical to free riding. Great beauty along the rims of canyons and down rock lined gulleys. Views of Lake Pueblo, Pikes peak, front range mountains, tons of wildlife. This network of trails will really get your heart pumping.

First added by searsandrewj on Jul 13, 2005. Last updated May 2, 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
Take Colorado 96 west of Pueblo. Trail starts 1/4 mile after second exit to Lake Pueblo State Park. At the top of the hill there is a turn off and a red gate. Trail maps are usually available on a post.
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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
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    A few more thoughts directed especially towards those visiting the park for the first time. Mountain bikers and hikers do not need to drive into the park, and park at the main trailhead on the NE end. This requires a park pass which costs $9/day currently. Instead, there is ample parking on Hwy 96 in a couple of excellent spots. First, if you want to focus on the canyon trails on the east end, there is parking where Arkansas Point, Rodeo Ridge, Dead Dog, Rock Canyon and Cuartro Sinko trails all merge. Second, if you want to ride the central and western loop areas, there is good parking where South Shore Trail meets the highway. These would make two excellent but different riding days for many riders. You can easily do 15 plus miles on the east end riding the outer loop and all the canyon trails in between. And then you can do 20-25 miles of less demanding riding on the central and western loops together for another great day of riding.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Steep Tech:

    Think twice before doing this trail. I did and made the choice to ride another day. =) But it's cool they have this trail in the system for those riders who are ready for this level of tech.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing South Shore:
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    Fun cross country type trail that connects with the technical trails in the side canyons. You no longer have to ride the road portion. South Shore is singletrack for its entire length.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Dead Dog:
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    Definitely a short fun trail that leads to Lower Dog which presents one of the more challenging problems in the trail system. This is a don't miss portion of trail imo.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
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    As has been said a million times, this is a great place to ride when the mountains are snowed in. The trails are clearly made for mountain biking with constant curves which are often slightly bermed, good flow, and good use of the topography. I love the more advanced trails on the east end. Tons of fun to be had in this section for intermediate and advanced riders. Worth the drive for out of town riders. The entire system reminds me of Switchgrass in KS, but I thought the riding was more interesting and fun. I'll rate the system intermediate, but there are beginner, intermediate and advanced trails. There are even a few double black moments.

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