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    Best DH/FR Trails that you Earn near DEnver

    Ok I have a Expert EVO, specialized. Wheres the best places to DH and FR (ride up mountain of course) when lifts close, gravity trails? Near Denver within an hour an a half or so. Thank

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    You must be new here......the first rule of DH club is you don't talk about DH club.

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    Mt Lion, Lion Gulch, South St. Vrain, Crosier Mt Garden Gate trailhead. In my opinion, those are some of the techiest, roughest natural terrain trails on the northern Front Range. All very fun in a downward direction.
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    is there some sick drops and jumps on those

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow View Post
    You must be new here......the first rule of DH club is you don't talk about DH club.
    As a guy who has no idea what DH club is......All near Denver trails are multi-use. Hiker, horse and bike. They may be rocky and you will be able to jump some of the larger rocks. But nothing designed or meant for DH.

    To sum it up: the Denver area hates ALL mountain bikers. Which is strange considering how great their bike path system is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    is there some sick drops and jumps on those
    As stated above, Front Range trails arent suffice for DH. I guess you could DH Chimpex, or maybe Deer Creek Canyon.?.?
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    Hit up Dakota Ridge. You'll find stuff you are looking for. It isn't high speed but there are moves/drops/etc that will test you and you will only risk your own safety rather than other trail users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    is there some sick drops and jumps on those
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    is there some sick drops and jumps on those
    Not sure on that brah , but all of those trails I listed are incredibly demanding backcountry trails with lots of potential for fun as well as injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erEverything View Post
    Hit up Dakota Ridge. You'll find stuff you are looking for. It isn't high speed but there are moves/drops/etc that will test you and you will only risk your own safety rather than other trail users.
    Actually that's a great option for really rocky.

    Deer Creek rocks at high speed, but it's multi-use
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    Say wha?

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    Blackjack is a great suggestion; if you get hurt, you're a long way from help.

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    Lefthand Canyon Off road Vehicle Park. Plenty of steeps and gnar there. The climb is great and will definitely get you attention and the single track descents will use all your travel.

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    Definitely Left Hand OHV! It's rideable almost all winter long, too.
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    Just start your ride late.

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    ok so for dakota ridge and the idaho stuff do you need pads and stuff?

    and for idaho springs, where do i find details on those trails ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseffritzl View Post
    just start your ride late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    ok so for dakota ridge and the idaho stuff do you need pads and stuff?

    and for idaho springs, where do i find details on those trails ?
    Dakota, maybe if you're worried about your elbows. But it's mostly slow over the rocks, not high speed stuff.

    Idaho, there are some shuttles out there but again they are multi-use trails. So no jumps or anything. You can get going faster as there is very little traffic on them though. But they are north facing and start above 10,000 feet so they will start to snow in soon.
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    Shuttle to the top of White Ranch and take Longhorn to Whippletree. Too steep and technical to ride up although it's possible someone might hike up.

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    Can you ride up trestle park on your own when the lift season is done?

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    And so basically there's no great downhill near denver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    is there some sick drops and jumps on those
    Buffalo Creek , Black jack trail, if you go i want to go and watch the trail is Crazy on a bike like you have , On a dh rig i rode everything but it sucks getting it up. Do a search for a video and the video give it no justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.perry View Post
    And so basically there's no great downhill near denver?
    Nothing with drops or big jumps. The multi-use trails can get pretty techy but they're very busy. Turns out several of the 2,000,000+ people here get out doors.

    But check out these: Open Space Parks & Maps - Open Space - Jefferson County, CO There are some great trails, just don't expect DH features or DH speed.
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    25 posts in and this thread hasn't degenerated into a shitefest? Color me amazed.

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