9.2 miles
Distance
1,038 ft
Climb
-1,055 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

he ride starts from the North Table Mountain Park main parking lot with a grueling climb. At the top of the hill, you'll see a climbing area to your right and a trail merge ahead. Top out at the trail merge and continue straight onto the Tilting Mesa Trail (North Table Loop continues on to the right).

Enjoy some cross country riding along the top of North Table mountain. You'll merge onto Mesa Top briefly and continue on towards Rim Rock trail. You'll see the entrance to Rim Rock trail flanked by two large rocks and signs. Rim Rock is a fun, flowy climb through tall grass with views looking north towards Boulder. There is an awesome viewpoint as you crest the highpoint of the trail that overlooks Denver. From here, enjoy a fun, flowy descent with a couple technical moments.

You'll finish by crossing a small bridge and ending at a stone staircase. Walk or climb your bike up the staircase and continue on this trail (Mesa Top). At your next junction, make a left onto Cottonwood Canyon Trail. This a fun descent which will connect you with North Table Loop. There is one technical rock garden where beginner and some intermediate riders will be more confident walking their bike.

Once you connect with North Table Loop, you'll continue all the way around the perimeter of North Table Mountain and return back to the parking lot.

Detailed Description
Lauren's Loop is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Golden Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 1,038 ft with a max elevation of 6,538 ft then descends -1,055 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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markymarkindenver (Nov 19, 2021 at 17:15)
Steep and unrelenting forest road climb. It's only ~400ft of vert, but it's a real pistol.
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markymarkindenver (Nov 19, 2021 at 17:15)
Steep and unrelenting forest road climb. It's only ~400ft of vert, but it's a real pistol.
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JoeC7 (Jan 17, 2021 at 14:02)
Dry conditions, no mud or snow.
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JoeC7 (Jan 17, 2021 at 14:02)
Dry conditions, no mud or snow.
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demmepratt (Jul 25, 2020 at 17:05)
Trail Rim Rock
Surprisingly fun and flowy trail only if ridden clockwise. The counter clockwise climbing nerds ruin this.
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Bryandeichorst (Apr 1, 2020 at 16:02)
Trail Rim Rock
This trail is closed until July 31 for restoration
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geoesp (Mar 8, 2020 at 12:18)
Trail Mesa Top
Mud on top, not ready for mountain bike just yet.
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geoesp (Mar 8, 2020 at 12:18)
Trail Mesa Top
Mud on top, not ready for mountain bike just yet.
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geoesp (Mar 8, 2020 at 12:16)
Dry conditions for most part
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Landonop (Apr 5, 2019 at 8:56)
Tons of single track down the mountain after a short double track ride. Some fairly techy, sharp descents so be on your game. Great ride though.
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Landonop (Apr 5, 2019 at 8:56)
Tons of single track down the mountain after a short double track ride. Some fairly techy, sharp descents so be on your game. Great ride though.
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bowtie262 (Jan 10, 2019 at 22:15)
Trail Rim Rock
More fun ridden clockwise, I think. Lots of traffic on this trail, so be courteous
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NorCalNomad (Aug 20, 2019 at 19:38)
Trail Rim Rock
Can confirm, way better clockwise
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jfsport73 (Jun 28, 2017 at 10:22)
Nice. Not realy single track like i ride . But nice view.
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jfsport73 (Jun 28, 2017 at 10:22)
Nice. Not realy single track like i ride . But nice view.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    466
More Stats for Lauren's Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,052 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,037 ft
  • Grade max
    -24%
  • Grade min
    65.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,793 ft
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