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    Downhill rides with shuttle service to the top?

    I am coming up to Colorado Springs in a few weeks from NM and would like to check out a few of your downhill favorites. I hear allot of talk about the Pike's Peak trails and their use of a shuttle service.

    I know there are opinions across the board on this. Can someone explain how it works? Do you meet at the bottom and they shuttle you and your bike up the summit?

    Are there any other decent trails where a shuttle or a sky lift will carry you and your bike up to the top?

    I have read many of the posts and most seemed to be from last year.

    Thanks for your help

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    There are no 'official' shuttles I know of in the Springs. There is a shuttle service that takes you to the top of Monarch pass for the crest trail. Better have an XC bike, its no walk in the park.

    Otherwise most of the resorts have lift access: Keystone, Sol Vista, Winter Park, Vail, copper

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    When all else fails, try google:
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ain+bike+tours


    MMM.... riding down the Pikes Peak Highway.... tasty!

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    I have Goodle'd every Pikes Peak possibility and have read about the tours but I really do not want a guided tour and I would like to use my own equipment. I would like to be shuttled to the top, given a map and let go.

    IndecentExposure - Thanks for the suggestions. Keystone sounds like a good place to start. I appreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_cbr
    I would like to be shuttled to the top, given a map and let go. .

    They won't let you go. They will NEVER let you go.

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    Pikes Peak is Rad

    I have ridden Pikes 8 times this summer. It is one of my favorite rides (adventures) anywhere. So here's what you need to do.

    1. Drive up to the gate house, park and get your gear on. Preferably ride with 2 to 3 other people, although I have done it by myself.

    2. Flag down the first big pick up that you see. Tell them you will pay their gate fee if they take you and your bike to the top. The fee if $35 per car load.

    3. The name of the the actual trail is the Barr trail. Take layers and goggles - you WILL need them at the top. I wear full armor and a full face, I would do the same if I were you, this trail is high speed and gnar-gnar. It is 12.5 miles to the bottom. I get down in about an hour and a half by myself, but we usually take breaks and take 2-3 hours. The longest part is the shuttle up. Also, start early in the morning, there are gnarly storms above 14,000'.

    here is a shuttle company but they only shuttle you so you can ride down the road.

    If I were you, I would head to keystone and ride the lifts instead. Don't forget to check trail cosures, they are building a new gondola right now.
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    Don't forget to warn about the 10 million hikers you will encounter on the way down...
    Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Don't forget to warn about the 10 million hikers you will encounter on the way down...
    Speed bumps you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Speed bumps you mean?
    Maybe to you folks up north, but user conflicts are relatively rare down in these parts. Probably because most folks don't shuttle Barr Trail; almost certainly the trail with the highest user density in Colorado Springs.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Maybe to you folks up north, but user conflicts are relatively rare down in these parts. Probably because most folks don't shuttle Barr Trail; almost certainly the trail with the highest user density in Colorado Springs.
    What is it with you Springs Folk? You're always preaching. Preaching this, preaching that. Preaching on the internetz. Preaching on TV. Must be all there is to do down there. Besides boy touchin'.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Hah! I love it. Watch Jesus Camp if you wanna see some awesome C Springs preaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Must be all there is to do down there. Besides boy touchin'.
    So that's why you always show up to our rides...
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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