View Poll Results: What's the most technically challenging downhill in JeffCo?

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  • White Ranch- Mustang, Longhorn, etc.

    7 21.88%
  • Apex- Enchanted Forrest, Gulch trail, Pick & Sledge etc.

    1 3.13%
  • Golden Gate- Mountain Lion trail

    8 25.00%
  • Dakota Ridge

    14 43.75%
  • Deer Creek- "the stairs"

    0 0%
  • Other- Bergen Peak, Green Mtn, Buffalo Creek, Falcon, the Cone, etc.

    2 6.25%
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    What's more technical-er (downhill Jeffco division)

    Since we covered what's more funner in Buffalo Creek. Just wondering what you guys thought was the most challenging trail in Jefferson County.

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    need to get out more in jeffco. making a list here.

    white ranch - check
    the cone - check

    Apex- Enchanted Forrest, Gulch trail, Pick & Sledge etc.
    Golden Gate- Mountain Lion trail
    Dakota Ridge
    Deer Creek- "the stairs"
    Other- Bergen Peak, Green Mtn, Buffalo Creek, Falcon,

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    There is some good tech riding in Jeffco.

    My vote for an overall technical ride is Bergen Peak Trail>Too Long Trail. There are so many challenging moves and switchbacks out there. My second choice would be Dakota Ridge. The other rides have technical sections but overall those rides aren't as technical as the two earlier mentions. Buff Creek and Green Mtn aren't tech rides at all IMO. They are more lung busting cardio rides.
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    I agree that Buffalo Creek isn't technical at all but Green Mtn does have some techy sections depending on what trail you're on. Some of those semi-official trails can get pretty hairy.

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    Golden Gate is the hidden gem. Rowdy long descents.

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    You're supposed to ride *down* Mt. Lion at GGC?

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    Dakota Ridge - no question.

    All of the other trails I can manage in either direction (up or down) with a little patience. The same can't be said for DR.

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    Green Mountain? Really? Why is that there?

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    I voted for White Ranch because it is a super long techy ride. Doesn't matter up or down that ride is tough. Dakota Ridge would be it if I was only voting downhill, which is what this thread originally asked...SO Dakota Ridge.
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    DR is winning again!

    Most Technical Front Range Trail Poll

    That is such a fun trail, in either direction!!!
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    I'd say that Bergen Peak offers more challenging tech than Dakota, albeit, a little less of it. What makes Bergen tech stuff harder is that it either comes up right after a switch back or on a steep section of trail. I have ridden Dakota more frequently, maybe that's why it ranks as less challenging, but on Bergen I had to re-ride a few sections to clean everything. And there's plenty there.

    No one mentioned Morrison Slab. Going up either way is pretty techy, particularly if you're going up heading north.

    The stairs on Deer Creek are pretty much it for tech, but that's one hard series of moves. But there's not enough tech to call the trail overall most tech.

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    Definitely Mountain Lion down. I've never tried to go up it, that would be wayyyy harder than going up Dakota Ridge.

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    Now that I think about it, Dakota Ridge in reverse is a whole different animal. That may take the cake.

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    Mountain Lion slays the others.

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    We're talking about DH right? My vote would be for the tight switchbacks on Three Sisters and then some of the stuff on Mountain Lion.
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    I voted for Longhorn since Dakota Ridge isn't really all that downhill in most places. DR is way more "pure" tech, it's just not that steep except for a couple really short sections.

    Mountain Lion gets some cred as well.

    Too Long at Elk Meadow has the only section of trail (that I can think of) that I can ride up, but won't ride down. There's 2 rocks on the hillside with a super narrow gap in the middle. I can't ride through the gap without scraping myself on the rock, so I ride up the rock slab to the outside and drop/roll off the top. That same slab requires an up move to start with on the way down and there's way too much exposure for me to try that.

    The tech part of Deer Creek is much to short to be in consideration IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozer
    Dakota Ridge - no question.

    All of the other trails I can manage in either direction (up or down) with a little patience. The same can't be said for DR.
    You can ride up The Wall at Deer Creek?!? Better be ready to prove it...

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    Dakota Ridge, really? You mean I've already ridden the most tech ride there and it is the only one I've been on?

    I'm not sure how this rates as a downhill though...
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