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  1. #1
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    Best gravity shuttle rides Colorado Springs to moab

    I'm in the process of setting up a weeklong trip next summer (July timeframe). Essentially I want to ride 5-6 different places along the way between the springs and moab. I prefer smooth, flowy singletrack that we can shuttled with 2 vehicles. Not at all interested in biking up endless slogs. My favorite places to ride/shuttle are wasatch crest trail, American fork canyon, trestle bike park and most of moab to give you an idea of what trails I am looking for.

    At this point, my trip includes a day a trestle and the whole enchilada down by moab. Looking for another 3 rides along the way. Any great places to hit?


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    Monarch Crest outside Salida (never ridden it, not sure of the climbs).
    Molas Pass shuttle outside Durango (couple ways down)
    The Ribbon outside Grand Junction (rode that as a shuttle this year, awesome)

    Just my 2 cents. FWIW, I can't stand smooth, flowy singletrack.

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    You don't want to ride the Crest on a DH bike. That ride is long and there is plenty of high elevation climbing. Killer ride though.

    The way I shuttled Molas, there was also plenty of climbing. I don't think this can be avoided but I don't know the area well.

    The Ribbon is awesome and there is almost no climbing. It is however, not very long. You can easily do more than one lap.

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