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Level: Advanced
Length: 24 mi (38.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +682/ -657 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Timberline Trail

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#835 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#8,969 in the world

The Timberline Trail runs along the western side of the continental divide, and is motorized for its entire length. The first section, the Garden Basin section, is open to ATVs, but the vast majority of the trail is only open to motorcycles, keeping the trail tread relatively single.

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 22, 2014. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    I rode another portion of this trail, and while it was a little better in places, other portions were still horrible. Upgrading my rating to 3 stars, though.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    It's rare that I give a true singletrack trail this low of a rating, but despite spending hours attempting to ride Timberline and giving it the best chance I could, it still sucked. Granted, I only got to ride a portion of it: one of the northernmost chunks of singletrack in the length point-to-point trail. But what I rode was pretty miserable. Torn up and chewed out by motos, I spent hours hike-a-biking up the trail... but then the descent just really wasn't that fun. It's tough for me to rationalize as I love myself a chunky, techy descent, but I really just didn't have a fun time on this trail. I wouldn't recommend it.

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