7 miles
Distance
887 ft
Climb
-2,274 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This route is as fun as it gets. The most part, is downhill, although there are some climbs such as the climbs of Enchanted Forest, the road that takes you to Dakota Ridge and Dakota Ridge's initial climb. It is a perfect combination between wet dirt in the woods and dry dirt in a ridge with a little bit of tech in both trails. The perfect day to do this, is a cloudy day.

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Trails in Route

Apex2 miles
Enchanted Forest1 miles
Dakota Ridge2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Apex-Dakota mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,387 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,108 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,495 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,108 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.169%
  • Grade min
    40.251%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,255 ft
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      Jackson's slip up
      Jackson's slip up
      0:11 | | comments: 0 | favs:
      Apr 17, 2020
      Too much rear brake.
      Apex Mountain Bike Rip | Golden, CO
      Apex Mountain Bike Rip | Golden, CO
      trail: Apex
      7:49 | 55 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Mar 26, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Enchanted Forest
      May 28, 2020 @ 12:08pm
      May 28, 2020
      Hikers galore, near impossible to ride down and keep enough speed for trail to flow
      Apex
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 3:35pm
      Apr 24, 2020
      One or two small patches of dampness (I'd hesitate to call them mud)
      Dakota Ridge
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Apr 21, 2020
      Clear of recent snow
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