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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +707/ -707 ft
Total: 36 riders

Mountain Biking Whipple Trail System

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#157 of 1,377 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1,084 in the world

The Whipple Trail System begins right out of the river park in downtown Buena Vista. Begin by taking the bridge across the river, and then start climbing!
There are 3 different routes to the top: the Wipple Trail, North Whipple, and South Loop. Some are a bit steeper and rockier than others, but most of the climbs are quite manageable.
Once you finish the climb and hit the Midland Trail/old railroad grade, be sure to grab the Broken Boyfriend trail on the other side. The longest trail in this trail system, it climbs and dips along through the scrub pines and up and over rocks on dry sandy, soil. Be sure to stop every now and then when the trees open up and enjoy the fantastic views of Buena Vista and the Collegiate Peaks!
Next, either take the old railroad grade up/east-southeast to the Midland Hills trails, or grab one of the other trails in the Whipple trail system to drop back down to the Arkansas River.

First added by Greg Heil on Apr 3, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Trail begins from the river park in Buena Vista
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