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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +9/104 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking Strand Bonus

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#612 of 1,338 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,156 in the world

Strand Bonus is now the popular way to gain most of the elevation up to the top
of Strand Hill. To do so, connect to it from the Canal Trail. it may take a ride or two
in the area to get all of these trails straight. This singletrack climbs moderately up
to Strand Hill Road, just a little ways below where the Strand Hill trail drops off.

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 12, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 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
To get to Strand Hill: "Take highway 135 for 2 miles south out of town and turn
onto Brush Creek Road on the left. Park in one of the parking spots (psuedo-
trailheads) and ride your bike down the dirt road until you get to a jeep road on
the right. You have to follow that up several climbs and go pretty far until you
actually get to Strand Hill Trail. It's pretty hard to find if you're not a local."

Connect to this trail via the Canal Trail or Strand Hill
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  • triton189

    Nice downhill thru the woods, have to take a gravel road climb from Brush creek road to get to it. It is the first trail you get to, continue up to get to strand bonus. This trail dumps you out onto canal for more downhill fun.

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