17.9 miles
Distance
2,636 ft
Climb
-2,644 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The 505 is a hard 4x4 climb.
Start at the Nederland High School, head West on Eldora road until you get to the village of Eldora.
Climb 505 until it hurts, then keep going for a long way beyond your normal pain threshold.
When you get to the top, take the first right onto a smaller road and soon a left onto some flowy single track. Watch for moose and take your first right at an intersection with an old miners road to cross a stream. As soon as you cross the stream, take a left and head into the forest.
There are many turns until you come out on Caribou road. Climb Caribou road to the 4 way intersection and head North East on County Road 126, to Sherwood Forest.
Descend Sherwood to Mud Lake back entrance.
Do a couple of laps at Mud Lake and then head back to town using some of the Elementary School access trails.
Weasel through the rec center and then through town to get back to the High School.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
505 W Some Secrets, Sherwood, and Mud Lake is a 18 mile moderately popular intermediate unsanctioned route located near Nederland Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 2,636 ft with a max elevation of 10,218 ft then descends -2,644 ft.

1 Review & Comments

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BenBressler (Jul 15, 2017 at 22:01)
Really, really Rocky. A rough uphill. There's a single track that I found next to this trail, on the right when climbing, that starts about 1/3 of the way up. It's nicer, but I have no idea what it's called or how to get to the trailhead.
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 505 W Some Secrets, Sherwood, and Mud Lake mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,238 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,429 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,422 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -59.7%
  • Grade min
    37.3%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,734 ft
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