2.2 miles
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-954 ft
Descent
1.7 miles
High Point

Columbine Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager
    BLM/Forest Service

Climb up to the Rainbow trail quickly. This trail allows you to skip the steep 2 track climb up to the Rainbow trail Bear Creek trailhead. Instead you can climb this steep singletrack up. While not a very technical trail, it will take some persistent legs and strong lungs to make your way from the dry valley up to higher mountain forest. The first half climbs steeply with a few switchbacks. It mellows out a bit up higher.

You do cut off several prime miles of Rainbow trail if you do choose to climb Columbine instead of the CR 101 (Bear Creek) 2 track.

Columbine makes an OK downhill as well. Watch for awkward corners.

Access Info

Take County Road 101 south from Highway 50. There is a parking lot at this trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Columbine mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -941 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.7 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
    -8.253%
  • Grade max
    -21.425%
  • Grade min
    5.613%
  • Distance climb
    408 ft
  • Distance down
    2.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    223 ft
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