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    New to Denver

    I recently moved to Denver am looking to hit the trails. Is there a website or book or something that gives good details and locations for trails. I am looking for singletrack/x-country stuff, nothing too extreme. I am more than willing to travel a little ways to get to stuff as long as it is worth it. Thanks for any help.

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    Welcome

    This one and Vol. 2 as well are pretty good for trail description, ratings and directions. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkRuby
    I recently moved to Denver am looking to hit the trails. Is there a website or book or something that gives good details and locations for trails. I am looking for singletrack/x-country stuff, nothing too extreme. I am more than willing to travel a little ways to get to stuff as long as it is worth it. Thanks for any help.

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    I recently picked up a couple of the Barnhart's Single Tracks books. Gives elevations, dist, tech rating, etc. I used on of these books for the Steamboat area before moving down to the FR. There are two, a smaller green one and a slightly thicker purple (heather) one.

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    Welcome. The mountain biking here sucks. I wish I was back in Chicago.

    http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R108.htm

    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...S_5844crx.aspx

    http://www.bouldercounty.org/openspa...ting/index.htm

    Please educate yourself regarding trail etiquette

    http://www.imba.com/about/trail_rules.html

    Here's a little discussion regarding the trail etiquette issues in the Denver area.

    Jeffco website post on Apex

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    The first rule of riding around Denver:
    You do not talk about shuttling Apex!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Looks like the front range has 90% of the trails in the nation, awesome!

    So glad to live here, I really need to visit this "JeffCO" more often
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    I have to ask a stupid question here because i am heavily considering a move to Denver. Is there good technical riding near Denver? Because all of the pictures of ride reports i see is all about long climbs with sweeping views. That is great and all, and would be nice for a change, but i'm much more into technical rock riding. Aggressive XC if you will. The mountains don't really matter as much to me, until Ski season of course. Is there a site that has pictures of technical riding? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Is there good technical riding near Denver?
    Nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Is there good technical riding near Denver?
    That's funny. We have technical climbs, lung burners too. Depending on how technical you want, you could just climb a trail predominantly ridden down hill. Just don't speak of doing that at Apex.

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    Awesome. You get what i'm saying though right? If you follow the passion thread all the CO shots seem to be all about the views. It does make for better photos but i want to see some tech.

    I hope the Denver area has a decent construction market.

    Thanks. If there are anymore techy pictures of Denver riding or links to them i'd love to see them. It really gives me motivation to get the heck away from where i live.

    That looks like a hell of a climb right there.

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    For both trail info for the OP and pictures of technical trail, take a look at SingleTracks.com.

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    Wow, that singletracks site is perfect. Even covers the NJ trails i ride. Thanks.

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    I was talking to a guy on Heil. He'd just moved here from maybe the midwest (?). After a lull in the conversation he said "you know, there's a lot of climbing here". Uh huh.
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    Everyone will have a different opinion but i would say there is not much technical riding in the front range. A few trails do have some techy stuff but overall i would say not that much, maybe 20% at best?



    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I have to ask a stupid question here because i am heavily considering a move to Denver. Is there good technical riding near Denver? Because all of the pictures of ride reports i see is all about long climbs with sweeping views. That is great and all, and would be nice for a change, but i'm much more into technical rock riding. Aggressive XC if you will. The mountains don't really matter as much to me, until Ski season of course. Is there a site that has pictures of technical riding? Thanks.

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    what the OP's def. of techy, please give examples.

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    Exactly! Some people on this site were arguing that buffalo creek is technical so obviously everyone sees this word as something different.



    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    what the OP's def. of techy, please give examples.

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    Sorry, i'm the one who brought up the Techy part. I am not the OP, but i believe his question was answered so i'm hijacking. . I just didn't want to start a new thread when i had similar questions.

    Techy in my opinion is everything from imbedded rock gardens, root gardens, to large rocky slickrock features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msurk
    That's funny. We have technical climbs, lung burners too.
    No we don't. The riding sucks out here. Utah's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Awesome. You get what i'm saying though right? If you follow the passion thread all the CO shots seem to be all about the views. It does make for better photos but i want to see some tech.
    There isn't any. Riding here IS all about the views. The views rock.

    I hope the Denver area has a decent construction market.
    Please say you're joking.

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    almost any intermediate + ride ride will have embeded rock gardens sprinkled around. not too many roots.

    check out hall ranch, walker ranch, Sourdough/South St Vrain/little raven, pueblo.

    much of the 'XC' is more like 'AM' trails

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    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards. There is one or two for each area. Sad people. I assume they are immature and obviously anti-social; seeing as they don't like meeting different people from different areas. Don't worry SkaredShtles, i don't think i'd be hanging around you anyways.

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    actually....

    The sourcasm on the boards is cool with me. If you actually believe that there isn't riding in CO you don't need to be here anyways! And if this ruse actually keeps ya away, then so be it
    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards. There is one or two for each area. Sad people. I assume they are immature and obviously anti-social; seeing as they don't like meeting different people from different areas. Don't worry SkaredShtles, i don't think i'd be hanging around you anyways.
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    I'm glad you are cool with useless posts.

    Funny because Jersey people are stereotyped as jerks yet we/they are very helpful to people that are unfamiliar with the area in our forums.

    I don't want to turn this into a flame war. I'm just looking for some useful information from kind folks nice enough to give it out.

    I'm thankful to the majority of the people in this thread.

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