7.5 miles
844 ft
-846 ft
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.

Detailed Description
Easiest Maryland Mountain Tour is a 8 mile popular easy route located near Black Hawk Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 844 ft with a max elevation of 9,013 ft then descends -846 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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KC25 (Jun 2, 2022 at 13:05)
Great, easy climb with a fun downhill around the other side. Good tree coverage and runs along a stream for a nice cooldown if u do the full loop.
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KC25 (Jun 2, 2022 at 13:05)
Great, easy climb with a fun downhill around the other side. Good tree coverage and runs along a stream for a nice cooldown if u do the full loop.
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1Hunter-R Map Team (Apr 11, 2022 at 14:39)
This area has awesome views!
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1Hunter-R Map Team (Apr 11, 2022 at 14:39)
This area has awesome views!
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BreakerBreaker19 (May 27, 2021 at 7:58)
Trail Easy Money
Please use this trail to climb to Hard Money, Claim Jumper and Millsite Trail.

The easy grade makes it a fast climb. Keep the majority of the traffic on the other trails DH so that people can fully enjoy their radness.
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provin1327 (May 22, 2021 at 19:04)
Trail Easy Money
A perfect grade for climbing with a few fun switchbaks and rollers to keep it fun


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    8,195 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,196 ft
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    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Historic Gilpin Tramway
Jul 31, 2022 @ 7:39am
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Quartz Valley Trail
Jul 31, 2022 @ 7:39am
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Easy Money
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