One the best descents in the immediate Front Range area. Mt Lion is best ridden in a clockwise direction, parking at either the Nott Creek or Bridge Creek. Climb the single-track along until you hit the 1st intersection, with Burro trail.
Continue straight on the double-track, keeping right at the Buffalo Connector trail. After a short descent & small grind, you'll be greeted with a view of an old homestead.
Keep right on Mt Lion & continue to climb the jeep road, which eventually turns into single-track and gets much steeper & looser. Once you hit the saddle, your reward awaits: 2.2 miles of rock-strewn single-track that descends along Nott Creek, crossing it a several times. Lots of rocks, but nothing very steep on your way down.
At your final creek crossing, the trail changes into an access road for one final grunt. After passing the high point on the road & begin descending, keep an eye on the left for the final bit of single-track leading back to the Nott creek lot.
Either pay a $7 daily user fee, or display your CO Parks pass for parking within the park boundaries.
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More Stats for Mountain Lion (Upper) mountain bike trail
Altitude change569 ft
Altitude min7,612 ft
Altitude max8,897 ft
Altitude start7,899 ft
Altitude end8,468 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat176 ft
Avg reverse time00:58:33
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Mountain Lion... Trail Reports
Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:53amJul 23, 2018
|A little dicey on the slate|
Jun 12, 2018 @ 9:17amJun 12, 2018
|Good to go|
Apr 11, 2018 @ 8:58amApr 11, 2018
|Mtn lion descent going clockwise has 100' patches of death ice, and multiple big down trees. 60% good trail. Still a fun rip though|
Dec 29, 2017 @ 2:04pmDec 29, 2017
|Snow coverage on about 80%. There is also a tree down about 3/4 of the way, but is easily visible.|
Sep 21, 2017 @ 1:59pmSep 21, 2017
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