23.4 miles
Distance
4,465 ft
Climb
-4,469 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is located in a state park, so an $8 daily pass or annual pass is required.

This route highlights Mule Deer Trail and Mountain Lion Trail, the parks two best trails. The route is essentially two loops linked by some double track and a short stint on a dirt road through the scenic aspen meadows campground. If your a purist and want a touch more singletrack you can utilize the Snowshoe Hare Trail. However the trail quality is not on par with the other trails in the park, be ready for loose rock and sections of scree, the trail also widens into a double track at times. Thus I typically don't include it when I set out to enjoy The Best of Golden Gate.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for The Best of Golden Gate Canyon mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,618 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,343 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -76%
  • Grade min
    49.6%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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