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    Crosier Mountain trail today

    Here are a few pics from our ride today on Crosier Mountain (just west of Loveland) The trail starts out very hard esp. on a SS for about the first mile and then settles in to a nice climb.




    Had to ad one of my B/S

    There is a short hike to the summit that is well worth the effort. Great views of Estes valley and RMNP


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    Sweet pics!
    I've only ridden Crosier once, but definitely need to get up there this summer. I recall there being a few ways to ride it. Where did you park and which direction did you ride?

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    Nice shots. I really like the fourth one. Looks like the trail is in great shape. Going to have to get up there soon. Hope you didn't get any lightning / storms.

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    We started @ the middle trailhead (gravel pit) and came down the same way. I think next time I'll park@ the gravel pit and ride the road up to Glen Haven trailhead. We were lucky the weather was great, only a few lite showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volkstech
    We started @ the middle trailhead (gravel pit) and came down the same way. I think next time I'll park@ the gravel pit and ride the road up to Glen Haven trailhead. We were lucky the weather was great, only a few lite showers.

    Is this trail really only 4 miles or does it connect to something else? Looks fun just wondering on the mileage.
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    The way we road it, it was 4 miles one way and I would guess about 2,000' elevation gain. I think the hole trail is 7.5-8 miles long but you would have to ride the road to make a loop.

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    Great photos. Crosier has held a special place in my heart since I first rode there. I haven't hit middle Crosier in a long time - I need to get back to check that out. I had it in my mind that it was a ton of hiking but that's looking great. The Lovelanders have it the best for this one. I think parking at Garden Gate, riding up the road to the stables in Glen Haven on the road then back on the trail would be my favorite route.
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    The trouble with Crosier is that once to the top you are faced with 3 choose-your-own-adventure options for downhill goodness.
    But you only get to ride one of them.
    I usually ride out of the middle lot. Keeps my options open and is the best climbing option (IMHO).
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    those views look kinda familiar....hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    those views look kinda familiar....hmmm
    I noticed only after posting this thread that Dave's ride was up on crosier as well. I wanted to make that ride yesteday but could not get out.

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    Looks like a nice ride!

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