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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +113/49 ft
Total: 51 riders
 

Mountain Biking Valmont Bike Park

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#927 of 1405 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#126 in the world

Many people have referred to bike parks as the future of mountain biking, and with parks such as Valmont it is easy to see why. Valmont offers something for almost every type of mountain biker, and the way the park is designed it allows those with no skills and those with tons to both have fun!

With about 4 miles of flowy cross country trails ringing the park and littered with practice features, it is a great place to go for an in-town mountain bike ride or to introduce newbies to the sport.

But the main feature is the jump lines. Specifically, Valmont has 2 different pump tracks, a dirt jump area with 5 different lines (XS, S, M, L, XL) a flowy rhythmic slopestyle area with 4 different main lines (S, M, L, XL) and an untold number of combinations between those lines, as well as a dual slalom race course.

Valmont is a great place to bring the family for a fun day at a bike-themed park. There is a “tot track” that is an easy spot for tots to push their bikes around, there’s also picnic tables and a snack machine nearby as well as playground equipment for when the tots get bored of the bikes.

There is plenty at Valmont to keep you entertained for the day—and for many days to come! Working on your skills on the various jumps and technical features could become a life-long journey as you work towards perfection.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From US Hwy. 36 running through downtown Boulder, turn East onto Valmont Rd. and drive a half a mile. Turn left onto Airport Rd. and look for a parking lot. The bike park is on your right. If you live in Boulder, Valmont is easily accessible via bike paths.
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  • AnthonyPapa
    *****

    Awesome place to work on jumps, techy features and pumping. You really can do anything here.

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  • Brant Lardie
    *****

    Super awesome bike park. Lots of variety from simple nope, don't want to die today trails.

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  • Jim Cummings
    ***

    The Valmont Bike Park is loads of fun for everyone from the beginner to the extremo. It's the model for what a city bike park should be. But be realistic, if you're a mountain biker who likes to bike in the mountains, you'll soon get bored.

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  • 896359
    *****

    Amazing bike park especially for the entrance fee (it is free to enter), they have fenominal jumps and it is always worth the trip. The first time I went I was riding for about an hour before I overshot a table top and went over the bars and f****d up my bike, there diy service station helped me fix it before leaving. I will always recommend this even to intermidiate riders as long as you have some experience.

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  • jacks974
    *****

    Wow. This was my first time going to a bike park. There was stuff for everyone. The trails were all pretty short which means you have to do laps but I think that is the idea. I loved the pump tracks that were beginner and intermediate. They had nice rollers to jump and some actual jumps too. Then there was the advance trails... They reminded me of what I would see bikers on red bull doing stunts at. Huge air with big gaps and step ups. All way over my skill level.
    The workers and people there were all very friendly.
    I will definitely go back!

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  • bigAD
    ***

    I'm definitely not a dirt jump guy, but it was fun to try once. The skills area is really nice and by the end of the day I was pretty decent at the pump track. Would prefer to spend my time trail riding though. Just personal preference.

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  • Helena Kotala
    *****

    There's something for everyone here, whether you are a total newbie or an expert. It's a good mix of beginner and advanced areas, with so much in between. I was visiting a friend in Boulder and spent the day riding around town, and I am so glad that I stopped at Valmont to play around for a bit. I had a lot of fun practicing smaller jumps and drop-offs (something I struggle with) and working on perfecting other skills. There were some super fun flowy fast lines that were just a blast too! I spent a couple hours and I could have easily spent a few more. If I'm ever back in the area I'll definitely go back, and I think Valmont is a great model for bike parks everywhere.

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  • MrDoodface
    *****

    This park introduced me to the risk/reward of jumps. I had an amazing time here getting a taste of more advanced features. The people here are pretty friendly for the most part. My wife and daughter encountered a "regular" who thought he owned the place, but all of our other interactions were great.

    This is the type of place that quite literally has something for everyone. All major cities should be investing in parks like this. Enough with the "Play 60" ads, campaigns to strip soda out of the schools, blah blah blah. You want fit, healthy, engaged kids? BUILD A BIKE PARK LIKE VALMONT!

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  • Mike Jones
    *****

    Valmont is a great place for all ages, skill and fitness levels. There are a few short trails to work on skills, or encourage younger riders. The park offers different terrain to work on different skills. It is close to Boulder centre and you can drop by after work, over lunch, or before, or after hitting any of the Boulder County trails. Great place!

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  • Gary Schomberger
    *****

    Hands down one of the best skills parks in the country! Progression is available on almost every loop so take a scouting pass before your hurt yourself

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  • Jared13
    *****

    Wow, this park is an awesome asset to the city of Boulder and the surrounding communities.

    The jumps are extremely dialed and everything flows smoothly. Great progression opportunities as your skills improve and multiple class/instruction opportunities. I saw at least three different clinics being put on while I was riding there (on different days.)

    Like someone said in a previous review, it can get crowded. I would suggest showing up in the morning, I noticed an increase in traffic as it approached noon on weekdays and the weekend.

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  • Truth79
    *****

    Super fun. Great in the off season to hone skills. Slope style coarse is a blast (I've got the scars to prove it)! Make sure to hit corkscrew while your there. Only downside is that it can get crowded.

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  • John Fisch
    ****

    I'm not much of a park guy, but I have to give major props to this one. Not only does it have anything and everything you might want to do, park-wise, i'ts also attractive and well laid out.

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  • Jeff Barber
    *****

    Super rad. No matter what type of MTB you're into, you can find something that's either a) fun or b) helpful for building skills at Valmont. Actually, you'll probably find both so go and have a blast! Great vibe.

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  • Gdb49
    *****

    Wow! Rode this the other day and could not believe how well it was designed and maintained. Who ever is riding the XL is crazy as hell. People were much friendlier than I expected. Can't believe it's free, I would have paid and thought it was worth it.

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  • jahniek
    *****

    Awesome place to hone the skills. Boulder does a fantastic job on the upkeep. Jumps, obsticles and great atmosphere for the entire family. Everyone looks out for each other and has a great time.

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  • jkey6
    ****

    This bike park has really done a great thing for the sport by making a trail that is accessible and open to all rider levels. It's got a little bit of everything. The XC trails are definitely no substitute for a real trail somewhere else (especially with the Rockies right there) but it would be a good place to do laps for fitness or get comfortable with speed. I would really label this park as a training ground for whatever you want to do elsewhere. Except for the terrain park sections. There are plenty of jumps to keep you satisfied for a while.

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  • dralbright
    ****

    Super fun bike park. I haven't ridden the slopestyle course, but the cross-country and obstacle trails are fantastic. Swoopy singletrack, fun little drops, rollers, sharp turns . . . a really great early morning or later afternoon ride. If you're in the area, this is a must.

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  • Greg Heil
    *****

    This was my first time visiting a legitimate bike park, and I was blown away. The amount of riding opportunities available, the sheer variety, the number of people using the trails, and the quality of the trail construction… Just awesome! I can see how living near a place like this could help you rapidly advance your skills.

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