9.2 miles
1,038 ft
-1,055 ft
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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More Stats for Lauren's Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 8 min
  • Altitude min
    5,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,052 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,037 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,793 ft
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North Table Loop (Descent) - Golden - Colorado
North Table Loop (Descent) - Golden - Colorado
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North Table Loop (Top) - Golden - Colorado
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

North Table Loop
Apr 5, 2024 @ 5:36pm
Apr 5, 2024
Dry, apart from some small river run offs. Heard a few people claim to have seen rattlesnakes on this trail, so keep an eye out!
Cottonwood Canyon
Apr 2, 2024 @ 10:25am
Apr 2, 2024
Mesa Top
Apr 2, 2024 @ 10:25am
Apr 2, 2024
North Table Loop Rd
Apr 2, 2024 @ 10:25am
Apr 2, 2024
North Table Loop (W)
Mar 31, 2024 @ 4:18pm
Mar 31, 2024
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