7.5 miles
Distance
844 ft
Climb
-846 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Dogs on leash welcome.

Your ride begins on the Historic Gilpin Tramway, (which was the only two-foot narrow-gauge railroad in Colorado in the 1800s). The tramway surface is approximately 48" in width, with grades generally under 4%, making this trail accessible to everyone. Check out the stone retaining wall, it's over 150 years old!

You'll stay on the Historic Gilpin Tramway for two miles and then continue straight on Quartz Valley Trail (an old road) for half a mile. This section is the easier portion of the ride and may be all a young or new rider needs. If you are ready for some singletrack and climbing, take the right onto Easy Money.

Easy Money was designed to be a moderate climbing trail, but it's still a climbing trail. It's steeper, narrower and has tighter turns than anything on the Historic Gilpin Tramway. Since this ride is an out and back, just go up Easy Money as long as you like. It's a moderate climb to the intersection with Claim Jumper, but gets steeper the closer you get to the summit. When you've had enough, just point your bike downhill and go back the way you came.

A beginner downhill trail is under construction in spring on 2021, when this trail is completed there will be a lollipop option.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    77
More Stats for Easiest Maryland Mountain Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,195 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,196 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -24.6%
  • Grade min
    32.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,614 ft
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Historic Gilpin Tramway
Jun 22, 2021 @ 1:04pm
3 days
Quartz Valley Trail
Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:43am
Jun 2, 2021
Easy Money
Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:43am
Jun 2, 2021
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