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WHERE TO RIDE

The Colorado Front Range is full of great places to ride, whether you're looking to push your limits on a downhill-specific trail or go for a mellow cruise. Explore the possibilities on the map below, and you'll find e-bike and fat bike-specific information below. Don't forget to check out the projects we're bringing your way soon!

Check out these popular spots: 

Where can I ride my e-bike?

Use Trailforks to search by toggling the "activity type" button to "e-bikes."

Where can I ride my fat bike this winter?

For the most up-to-date information and conditions, check out Front Range Fattys or NoCo Fattys on Facebook.

  • Evergreen: Alderfer/Three Sisters/Dedisse, Elk Meadow Open Space

  • Conifer: Meyer's Ranch, Staunton State Park

  • Pine: Buffalo Creek (very conditions-dependent)

  • Brainard Lake (worth the drive - lots of winter use and well-packed)

  • Breckenridge and Winter Park - these areas have great groomed options

Where can I ride at night?

  • Green Mountain trails are open until 10pm

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park, open until 10pm

  • Floyd Hill Open Space, open until 10pm

  • Buffalo Creek

  • Marshall Mesa/Doudy Draw (Boulder County)

Are new trails being built? Heck yes!

  • Maryland Mountain: a new system under construction in Black Hawk with three bike-only directional trails

  • Virginia Canyon: a new system in the funding/planning stages in Idaho Springs

  • We are getting Warren Gulch reopened using a reroute around private property

  • Outside 285: no specific trails yet, but we're key partners in a regional plan that includes recreational opportunities

Can I ride year-round? 

Of course! You can fat bike in the winter, or ride your regular MTB when trails dry between snowstorms. BUT, if you're new to Colorado or visiting here, it's important for you to know that the trails don't always dry quickly, and they can't be ridden while muddy. Riding muddy trails causes serious damage that volunteers have to fix, and the sticky mud may leave lasting damage to your bike. It's Colorado — you can go skiing or snowshoeing until things dry out! So how do I know when things are dry enough to ride? Luckily there are multiple sources of trail conditions information:

  • Facebook: the "303 Trail Monitor" page is a constantly-updated source of trail beta for the Front Range. "NoCO Trail Conditions" will cover your questions about trails close to Ft. Collins. For fat bike snow conditions, check "Front Range Fattys"and "NoCO Fattys."

  • Twitter: @JeffcoOpenSpace for trails in the Golden area, @boco_trails for trails in Boulder County (plus the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance website).

  • City of Lakewood trails, including Green Mountain and Bear Creek Lake Park are updated here.

  • Trailforks has a trail conditions listing for each trail (pending user updates). You can see all Denver-area trail conditions aggregated here, but check the date of the last update to see if it is current. 

  • Finally, common sense is always reliable. If you drive to a trail and see muddy bikes/feet leaving the scene, go elsewhere. 

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