7 miles
Distance
1,528 ft
Climb
-2,578 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

These trails are not system trails, and access is not guaranteed. Hunters are the primary users of this area.

This ride descends the Moose Ridge Trail from the summit of Colorado Mountain to the Moose Creek Cabin near Ten Mile Creek. It offers a raw, old-school experience through several different types of woodland and meadow. The trail is rocky, rooty, and raw. There are many sidehill rock gardens composed of pumpkin-sized rocks, commonly with heavy grass cover. This is not a suitable trail for beginners unless they know their limits and are comfortable coping with them. This trail is a lot of fun for advanced riders looking for a raw experience.

The climb to the top of Colorado Mountain is nearly all on closed forest roads. While the grade, bench width, and tree spacing are all representative of a road, vegetation has reclaimed most of the route to singletrack width. There are no technical challenges on this trail. The climb starts steeply, but once it reaches the open sage meadows on the shoulder of Colorado Mountain, the grade relaxes slightly.

The best access to the top of Colorado Mountain is via the Colorado Mountain trail. A shuttle from the Moose Creek cabin is recommended, but the road is single-lane and very rocky. Passenger cars are not recommended. To reach the trailhead, turn south off Highway 12 onto Ten Mile Creek Road. Shortly before Rimini, turn left following the signs towards Park Lake. The trail starts at the broad level area near the headwaters of Beaver Creek. After the road levels off, watch for a pullout on the left side, right before a right turn.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Colorado Mountain mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,051 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,855 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,906 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,855 ft
  • Grade
    -2.958%
  • Grade max
    -42.026%
  • Grade min
    41.572%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,086 ft
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