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    front range top 3 trails!

    moving to denver on monday and im looking for the most recommended front range trail!if you had one choice which trail would it be???

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    Good thing you're moving here !

    You're going to get so many suggestions, it will take a lifetime to ride all of them !

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    They are all a secret. SHHH

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    The best rides vary by season and location.
    Check out www.trailcentral.com for a good place to start.
    Pick up a Latitude 40 map of the front range and esplore!

    _MK

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    Wait. Your title says "top 3" but you only want the best one?

    I'm so confused...

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    Do you have a girlfriend to shuttle you up Apex?

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    Apex! You can even shuttle it if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshPants
    Do you have a girlfriend to shuttle you up Apex?
    Damn you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshPants
    Do you have a girlfriend to shuttle you up Apex?

    Better yet...

    Do you have a girlfriend I can chat up while she's waiting to shuttle you up Apex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebry74
    Apex! You can even shuttle it if you like.
    Oh jeez...Had to figure Apex would come up. Is there any thread that it doesn't?

    The best trail is the one you're on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enduroslrider
    The best trail is the one you're on.

    well said! also I like the username.

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    Bah, its getting too hot in the front range. What you wanna do is get up to the hi country. STAT!

    Otherwise the Cherry Creek bike path is in great condition this time of the year. That or Dakota Ridge. (One of these recommendations is fake. Guess which one? A trip to the Trail Review section of this site would tell you...)
    Biker? I don't even know her.

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    The problem with the front range is that there are good trails, but they are scattered all over. I want to have 100 miles of sweet singletrack in one place! I also want to have a mexican restaurant at the trailhead and a really good, overstocked bike shop that always has cool stuff on clearance. The bike shop should have about fifty demo tires I can try for free just so I can finally answer the question, Which tire for the front range. This trail center should be located next to a nice river so I can go tubing and cool down after a long ride. Finally, there should be a free shuttle service to downhill runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    The problem with the front range is that there are good trails, but they are scattered all over. I want to have 100 miles of sweet singletrack in one place! I also want to have a mexican restaurant at the trailhead and a really good, overstocked bike shop that always has cool stuff on clearance. The bike shop should have about fifty demo tires I can try for free just so I can finally answer the question, Which tire for the front range. This trail center should be located next to a nice river so I can go tubing and cool down after a long ride. Finally, there should be a free shuttle service to downhill runs.
    You're forgetting a brew-pub or at bare minimum a microbrewery right at the TH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    The problem with the front range is that there are good trails, but they are scattered all over. I want to have 100 miles of sweet singletrack in one place! I also want to have a mexican restaurant at the trailhead and a really good, overstocked bike shop that always has cool stuff on clearance. The bike shop should have about fifty demo tires I can try for free just so I can finally answer the question, Which tire for the front range. This trail center should be located next to a nice river so I can go tubing and cool down after a long ride. Finally, there should be a free shuttle service to downhill runs.

    I thought Apex offers all these great things from all the talk and whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    You're forgetting a brew-pub or at bare minimum a microbrewery right at the TH.

    _MK
    I sort of assumed the mexican restaurant would have a microbrewery too. On Thursday nights there would be a topless show, and riders could then go for a t.i.t.s. ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krjr13
    moving to denver on monday and im looking for the most recommended front range trail!if you had one choice which trail would it be???
    What are you looking for?

    My top 3 change depending on the bike I'm riding, fitness, season, day of week, etc...

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    There's less than 1/2 dozen trails out of the ~ 100+ that I've ridden, that I'd rather not ride again.

    So roughly, that means I've liked 95% of every trail I've ridden. Trying to pick a favorite is pointless.

    Conditions, Conditions, Conditions.....

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    Easy question and 17 replies with about 3 suggestions.
    Saddle up, Effendi. We ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YetiBear
    Easy question and 17 replies with about 3 suggestions.
    If you think this is an easy question then I feel bad for you.

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    Here are my favorites from the summit of most of them (there are 6 here but the first 3 would be my Top 3). These were all taken within about a week and a half - that's the beauty for me about living here and mtn biking - you have your choices

    Deer Creek


    Mt. Falcon


    Evergreen Mtn.


    Apex


    Green Mtn.

    Matthews/Winters

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    If one were to tell you one would have to kill you. But at least you get to ride them once.

    You know you are on the right trails when you find the three skeletons and bike parts at the end .
    Last edited by lidarman; 06-25-2010 at 07:50 PM.

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    Somewhere, somewhere and somewhere. Nothing secret, all public trails that you most likely will never see another rider on. Just go explore.








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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    You're forgetting a brew-pub or at bare minimum a microbrewery right at the TH.

    _MK

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Somewhere, somewhere and somewhere. Nothing secret, all public trails that you most likely will never see another rider on. Just go explore.
    I like the way you think!

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    Sounds like you're moving from a place without a lot of trails close by.

    There's a lot of riding near Denver, most of it is to the west. Almost all the trails have you climbing right out of the parking lot, so don't get frustrated. This can be a bit of a shocker if you're accustom to rolling terain or lower alltitude. Check out the trail review section of this mtbr for some good ideas on where to go.

    Summer is here and it's getting hot. You'll likely want to head up in elivation or get your ride in early in the morning or after 7:00 in the evening. A nice intro to front range biking that's high enough to be a bit cooler would be 3 sisters in Evergreen, it's got some climbing, but not too steep or to technical. Another fun one, though a bit farther, is West Magnolia up in Nederland, it's got about zero climbing and great rolling terain (also good to beat the heat).

    Though not realy near Denver, Monarch Crest is excelent high altitude riding, I recomend riding it this summer.

    What ever bike and tires you have are fine for riding out here. I see fly weight race hard tails with semislicks and 6 inch all mountain bikes with 2.5' soft ruber tires on the same trail. So just ride what you got and get a feel for if you want to change anything for the local conditions. There's no right answer to what the best equipment is, though most agree that tires 2.2 through 2.4 are a reasonalby good fit for the rocky terain here.

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDS123
    Another fun one, though a bit farther, is West Magnolia up in Nederland, it's got about zero climbing and great rolling terain (also good to beat the heat).
    In the same vein for fun rolling singletrack without the typical climbs, is Rampart Reservoir near Colorado Springs, (14 miles around the lake, some technical, a lot of smooth fast twists).
    Also, Centennial Cone near Idaho Springs.

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    My vote is for the new flow line trail in Golden... Yeah, its a directional Downhill, but you have to earn and ride to the top... ITS A DH ONLY TRAIL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Somewhere, somewhere and somewhere. Nothing secret, all public trails that you most likely will never see another rider on. Just go explore.








    Those are some of the best pics i've ever seen....
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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    Better yet...

    Do you have a girlfriend I can chat up while she's waiting to shuttle you up Apex?
    If the car is there before you, you are gooing too slow.
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