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    tougher ride: Deer Creek Canyon or Bergen Peak??

    I live near Deer Creek Canyon OS park and have ridden it several times (always a humbling experience).
    I'm looking to tackle Bergen Peak for the first time soon on the bike (I've hiked it once). In terms of overall difficulty(fitness + techical stuff), can anyone tell me which is the tougher trail?

    Thanks.

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    I am now fortunate enough to live near Deer Creek. I have ridden it a few times but definitely think Bergen is tougher.

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    yep, bergen especially ss
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    I'll disagree. I think Bergen, although longer, is easier technically speaking. Although it has been awhile since I've climbed Bergen.

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    Bergen is tougher technically and physically (imnsho)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Bergen is tougher technically and physically (imnsho)
    Yeah - but you're a pvssy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yeah - but you're a pvssy.
    Well at least that pvssy rides!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Well at least that pvssy rides!
    I did Deer Creek just the other day you f**ker.

    Bergen Peak's a piece of cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yeah - but you're a pvssy.
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    Other than WOS on DC which is unrideable by all but a few of the strongest riders, IMO, Bergan is tougher if for no other reason due to altitude. Suggest clockwise up to Bergan Peak.

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    Bergen is the tougher climb IMO but The Wall at DC never fails to humble me
    For DC, I love the Red Mesa loop (clockwise) - always has me grinning from ear to ear.
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    Never done Deer Creek

    Quote Originally Posted by Rufhausen
    I live near Deer Creek Canyon OS park and have ridden it several times (always a humbling experience).
    I'm looking to tackle Bergen Peak for the first time soon on the bike (I've hiked it once). In terms of overall difficulty(fitness + techical stuff), can anyone tell me which is the tougher trail?

    Thanks.
    But Bergen is out my front door... and it never gets easy. I usually do it counter-clockwise, although clockwise may be technically easier on the way up. If anyone thinks it's a "piece of cake", they're either lying or a phenomenal rider...

    If you want to link together a nice longer ride - do Bergen - Dedisse- Three Sisters/Evergreen Mountain and back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    Bergan is tougher if for no other reason due to altitude.
    I haven't made it up to Bergen yet, but I'd expect the above to be true. 2k more elevation can make a huge difference.

    I'd say Deer Creek and Mt. Falcon are similar though, excluding the WOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyToyz
    I haven't made it up to Bergen yet, but I'd expect the above to be true. 2k more elevation can make a huge difference.

    I'd say Deer Creek and Mt. Falcon are similar though, excluding the WOS.
    I have done Mt. Falcon - and it's a great climb, but certainly seemed easier than Bergen... certainly from a technical perspective...

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    Bergen is harder IMHO-


    headin to DC now, though. So I must be a pvssy
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    OT, how about them Nuggs? Props on the avatar efforts during the playoff run WKD-RDR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Bergen is harder IMH
    headin to DC now, though.
    Dang - that must be an all day trip for you, eh?

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    I apparently must be blocking most of the memories of the Bergen Peak climb for some reason...

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    DC has a couple of rough spots, but Bergen is fairly tough throughout.

    DC is a bit far for me, like 40 min drive. But I've hit Hall so many times this year, I need a change. Care to join, Skared. Or are ya...scared?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckred
    If you want to link together a nice longer ride - do Bergen - Dedisse- Three Sisters/Evergreen Mountain and back...
    Yup, my front door, too... and I adore climbing up Bergen regulrarly .... IMO climbing Too Long (going counter clock wise) is just such a different climb than climbing Bergen Peak Trail (going clockwise). Too Long is a grunt of a climb, and it's a good 'work out' ... but Bergen is more 'entertaining' going up (all the fun stuff to clear). I climb both, depending upon my mood ;-)

    And the B/DD/A3s/EM and back loop gets done regularly. Time to add more parks onto that adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I apparently must be blocking most of the memories of the Bergen Peak climb for some reason...
    Skared - you should go ride BP again - just to refresh those blocked memories! I'm in agreement -- Bergen is definitely the more technical/more difficult of the two -- notwithstanding the WOS!
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    What's all this about notwithstanding WOS? It does exist, and is part of the ride, so you have to include it in your judgement.
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    DC is totally rideable except for the Wall. I need to check out Bergen Peak to see what all the fuss is about. I still have not made it to Falcon either, doh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    DC has a couple of rough spots, but Bergen is fairly tough throughout.

    DC is a bit far for me, like 40 min drive. But I've hit Hall so many times this year, I need a change. Care to join, Skared. Or are ya...scared?
    I'd LOVE to hit Deer Creek. Alas... I'm packing to go camping at Buffalo Creek for the w/e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    What's all this about notwithstanding WOS? It does exist, and is part of the ride, so you have to include it in your judgement.
    That's probably why I make the DC claim.

    IIRC Bergen is actually rideable from bottom to top, is it not?

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