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    Recommend me trails like...

    Did a quick search but my inquiry is a little specific.

    I'm still pretty new here and have really enjoyed riding Hall Ranch, Dakota Ridge, and Chimney Gulch. I usually hit these places during the week so I can avoid too many other trail users but what would be similar, a bit further away, for weekend riding. I'm in no way complaining about all the people on the trails in the Front Range, that's fine. Just wanted to get some similar riding in on the weekend without the crowds (if possible). I've been to Buffalo Creek and while it's fun, a bit too xc for my taste outside of Blackjack.

    Willing to drive ~2 hours
    Likes long walks on the beach
    Wants gnar

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    Go to Evergreen and try Bergen Peak or Too long trail at the elk meadow open space.

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    Sorry - nothing like that around. Have you considered Utah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Sorry - nothing like that around. Have you considered Utah?
    Edit: Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    Thanks
    Heh. That was a quick edit.

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    Indeed. You want to ride bikes bro? You seem like the appropriate level of dick that I need in my life.

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    So many ways to go with this...

    Must resist...

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    I opened it up for you, this is about you, it's all about YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    I opened it up for you, this is about you, it's all about YOU!
    So sensitive! Are you new on the CO/FR forum? Welcome to the place for our horse's assery...and if we get in a ride here and there, fabulous!

    BTW, I recently suffered a temporary aneurysm also. But I did find it again. I won't tell you to search, but: Front Range Trail Reviews Products Listing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    So sensitive! Are you new on the CO/FR forum? Welcome to the place for our horse's assery...and if we get in a ride here and there, fabulous!

    BTW, I recently suffered a temporary aneurysm also. But I did find it again. I won't tell you to search, but: Front Range Trail Reviews Products Listing
    You shut your WHORE mouth. This is about ME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    You shut your WHORE mouth. This is about ME.
    I'll swing by Costco and get you a 55gal drum of massengill. Seems to me you're having a 'not so fresh' moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    I'll swing by Costco and get you a 55gal drum of massengill. Seems to me you're having a 'not so fresh' moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    Did a quick search but my inquiry is a little specific.

    I'm still pretty new here and have really enjoyed riding Hall Ranch, Dakota Ridge, and Chimney Gulch. I usually hit these places during the week so I can avoid too many other trail users but what would be similar, a bit further away, for weekend riding. I'm in no way complaining about all the people on the trails in the Front Range, that's fine. Just wanted to get some similar riding in on the weekend without the crowds (if possible). I've been to Buffalo Creek and while it's fun, a bit too xc for my taste outside of Blackjack.

    Willing to drive ~2 hours
    Likes long walks on the beach
    Wants gnar
    Although it's a bit more than 2hrs, Pueblo is pretty rad. I drive from Boulder for a day trip and it's totally worth it. Tons of rock features and small-medium drops. I've been there several weekends in a row and the more gnar-ish trails are always empty. There would be a queue on every downhill trail if it were closer to Denver/Boulder.

    Here's a video I shot recently:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    Did a quick search but my inquiry is a little specific.

    I'm still pretty new here and have really enjoyed riding Hall Ranch, Dakota Ridge, and Chimney Gulch. I usually hit these places during the week so I can avoid too many other trail users but what would be similar, a bit further away, for weekend riding. I'm in no way complaining about all the people on the trails in the Front Range, that's fine. Just wanted to get some similar riding in on the weekend without the crowds (if possible). I've been to Buffalo Creek and while it's fun, a bit too xc for my taste outside of Blackjack.

    Willing to drive ~2 hours
    Likes long walks on the beach
    Wants gnar

    I would recommend portions of the the Colorado Trail from Waterton Canyon to Bailey, Plymouth Creek and Plymouth Mountain Trail in Deer Creek Canyon, Sourdough Trail near Nederland and White Ranch to Golden Gate State Park. If you haven't tried Mt. Falcon south of Morrison, its a pretty decent climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanM View Post
    Willing to drive ~2 hours
    Likes long walks on the beach
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    I'm surprised you haven't told him about the great road riding in Lyons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    I'm surprised you haven't told him about the great road riding in Lyons.
    ???? C'mon man, that's not cool at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grrunk View Post
    Although it's a bit more than 2hrs, Pueblo is pretty rad. I drive from Boulder for a day trip and it's totally worth it. Tons of rock features and small-medium drops. I've been there several weekends in a row and the more gnar-ish trails are always empty. There would be a queue on every downhill trail if it were closer to Denver/Boulder.

    Here's a video I shot recently:
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    Thanks! I hit Pueblo pretty recently and had a blast. Really fun little gnarly descents and a pretty fun climbs back to the top. Definitely a gem for when weather hasn't been nice up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattirefreak View Post
    I would recommend portions of the the Colorado Trail from Waterton Canyon to Bailey, Plymouth Creek and Plymouth Mountain Trail in Deer Creek Canyon, Sourdough Trail near Nederland and White Ranch to Golden Gate State Park. If you haven't tried Mt. Falcon south of Morrison, its a pretty decent climb.
    I'm into this. I haven't hit anything you just mentioned. Thanks for the reply.

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    South Saint Vrain. Lion Gulch
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Train View Post
    South Saint Vrain. Lion Gulch
    SSV and Buchanan Pass.. anyone know if dry?

    White ranch, dont miss shorthorn

    Crosier

    Horsetooth park in Ft collins


    palmer park in the springs
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    Recommend me trails like...

    Devils Backbone to Indian Summer to Blue Sky in Loveland (although if it's over 75 out, it's pretty brutal on the trail due to lack of shade)

    Bobcat Ridge in Loveland

    Curt Gowdy outside of Cheyenne

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    Lewanee off a basin, awesome technical downhill but it's a hell of a climb

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