West Bench Trail

4.17 out of 5
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↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 3,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Follow a path heading towards the woods and dam of Sunset lake. Follow this trail through some
suburbs untill you reach the Foerst Station. Then bear right onto West Bench Trail. The trail
continues to Powder Horn downhill trails and also to lands end. But, I stoped at a spot where a
stream is the trail for 1/4 or so miles.
added by LancefanGnarly
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)


September 17, 2012
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
Review: Rode west bench on 9/16/12. It was a great ride, We made a loop out it. total of just over 20 miles. Took a nap at the chair lift then continued to head west to the radio towers. came back through the deep creek trail. The creek bed is a very hard rocky ride. Did an endo, everything is well but my ego. the weather was great and the views were awesome with the aspens changing.

* Review edited 9/18/2012


September 14, 2012
abegold Doubletrack  
Review: High elevation riding deep in the trees. Even in the hottest parts of summer you won't sweat here. Expect solitude. Mosquitoes on the mesa are numerous with over 300 lakes. I started the trails crossing a beaver dam. The part of the trail I rode was pretty flat.

Similar Trail: Talk of the MTB trails expanding on the mesa.


September 3, 2012
wrestle203 Doubletrack  
Review: Great fun. the blood suckers were not bad this time. trail can get slick with the rains


July 6, 2009
Review: This is a very fun trail for late summer riding, as it tends to be wet til July. I like to ride it all the way to Palisade point, where a great view of the Grand Valley can be enjoyed. After you pass Powderhorn lift 2, the trail will join a rough doubletrack for a few miles, then pop out on a gravel road. I take this to the west edge of the Grand Mesa before returning to Powderhorn.

November 7, 2008
Review: Starts walking across a beaver dam. Bring plenty if insect repellant, mosquitoes, don't stop. Deep in the trees ride.

* Review edited 11/7/2008

Similar Trail: Crag Crest, several bikeable trails on the mesa


December 3, 2006
Lancefan Gnarly  
Review: There were some great rock gardens on this trail and in additiion some great fast hard packed single track. It is hard to find, I found it by accident, but if you do you wont be disapointed.

West Bench Trail MTB Trail 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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