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    Crosier Mt.

    After spending a week and a half in Moab and the Western Slope of Colorado, I worked my way over to the front range to eventually catch my plane back home. While hanging out in Boulder it was recommended that I make my way over to Estes Park and ride the Crosier Mt. Long Loop. This would have to be one of the best single track rides I have ever been on. Even after just riding all that Moab and the Grand Valley had to over I found this ride to be truly amazing. Maybe it was the high alpine terrian which was a nice change from the desert climate, but I just fell in love with this ride.

    We made a few wrong turns, the first being an early left bringing us into Glen Haven, and the second being an unnecessary hike-a-bike up to the Crosier Mt. overlook. Because of these mistakes we added about 1,100 ft of climbing to the ride. Overall asent was 4,266 ft in 22.9 miles. This was a brutal ride, technical single track climbs covering over 1,000ft in about a mile and high elevation topping out at 9,152 ft. With all that climbing you are blessed with some fantastic decents which are long and technical single track. All this is followed by a ugly 1,200ft road ride back to the car.

    The scenary on this ride was beautiful, with a stunning view of Long's Peak in the background. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend this ride, but be ready for some climbing.
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    Is there such thing as an "unnecessary" climb to the summit of Crosier? I try to hit it everytime I go up. Glad you liked, it takes a special type of rider to truly enjoy CM.
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    Amen!!!!!!!!!!













    YYYEEEEHHAAAWW!

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    Crosier is fun.

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    Most Favorite Single Track on the Nortern Front Range

    Crosier, definitely..........definitely Crosier.

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    on my list

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    Crosier is a myth....










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    nice shots Lidarman.

    Yes...Crosier is a myth. People shouldn't waste their time trying to find it.
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    I found it back in '85/ '86

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel

    Yes...Crosier is a myth. People shouldn't waste their time trying to find it.
    But at my advanced age, I can't remember where it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
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    cheeter line, ya can see it from here

    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm i'll be back

    crosier ate my rear hub!
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