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      A few ways up the mountain, don't use the hiking trail, use the back trails which are more bike orientated.
      Enjoy the Harsh climb. Love the hard descent. Good place to get your technical riding skills down. Fire road/Access road is very steep, not necessary. Beyond the fire road is a trail to Pike's Peak. Very steep as well, but fun.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
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      Stats

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      Trails
      7
      Total Distance
      6.1 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4.2 miles
      Total Descent
      2,000 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,579 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,216 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      51
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      54

      Photos of Cowles Mountain Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Cowles Mountain Mountain Bike

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      trail: Shortcut
      5:35 | 124 | May 27, 2011
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      user #916244CovertSDtrailCowles Mountain Backside (Big Rock DH)This should be listed in "Cowles Mountain"...
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