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    Rim trail in Snowmass is open all the way. Normally the second half is closed this time of year for Elk Calving, but due to the warm weather the elk have already moved on.

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    Basalt Mtn is riding very well right now, dry for this time of year (not shocking I guess).

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    We have a trail condition system that shows which trails are good to ride. We use it extensively here in Utah, especially Park City where multiple groups that are up at the resorts update the trail conditions daily (trail builders, shops, foundations, etc.). I recently added trail systems from Fruita, Grand Junction, and Steamboat Springs. Not sure if you Colorado riders would be interested in a trail condition viewer. Would be great to see updates out there. The site is The Skid Map

    If you would be interested in such a feature, or having a trails conditions viewer for your area, email us at info@skidmap.com.

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    Gunnison/Crested Butte is Awesome now with the rain!

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    Any word on Sand Canyon conditions?

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    Phil's?

    Will be in Cortez on Friday- beta on Phil's appreciated

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    Answer my own question- there's 12" of wet snow in Cortez with more on the way this weekend. Prolly March before this place opens back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB ABQ View Post
    Answer my own question- there's 12" of wet snow in Cortez with more on the way this weekend. Prolly March before this place opens back up.
    Like from today? BEtter not make it down to Moab! Been raining here all day.

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    Anyone have insight on when Hartman's Rocks generally opens back up? Is it one of the earlier or later things to open in the gunnison/CB area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicket? View Post
    Anyone have insight on when Hartman's Rocks generally opens back up? Is it one of the earlier or later things to open in the gunnison/CB area?
    Usually April, last year was a low snow year and unusually warm so it opened in March. After the snow melts they usually keep the gates closed off to mountain bikers until things totally dry out. The gunnison area is still under a bit of snow, but we're supposed to have some pretty warm temps this week...patience!

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    BDKeg...thanks for the info. Going to be heading to CB for ski trip at the end of this month, and am considering bringing my bike along. Will anything in the area be rideable on a regular mtb? If not, do any shops in CB rent fat bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicket? View Post
    BDKeg...thanks for the info. Going to be heading to CB for ski trip at the end of this month, and am considering bringing my bike along. Will anything in the area be rideable on a regular mtb? If not, do any shops in CB rent fat bikes?
    I wouldn't bring the bike since nothing in CB will be rideable. Hartman rocks in gunny won't be open either. The closest stuff that will be rideable will be in Salida or in the Grand Junction area.

    As far as a fat bike, I would check with the alpineer or Big Al's. I remember one of these places was advertising their fat bike rentals this winter.

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    the riding is great in Fruita and Rabbit Valley!!! Neil Beltchenko: Fruita Mountain Biking 3-11-13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicket? View Post
    Anyone have insight on when Hartman's Rocks generally opens back up? Is it one of the earlier or later things to open in the gunnison/CB area?
    It rained a few days ago, I'm hoping by first week in April!!!

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    as for the Skid Map - it is great, great concept, great resource. the problem is it is a pain in the ass to update. it is supposed to be easy, but for some reason, it isn't. hence it is not current. all trails in fruita and junction, right now, are AWESOME.

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    Anybody confirmed Ribbon and Butterknife are good to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    Anybody confirmed Ribbon and Butterknife are good to go?
    Ribbon confirmed all dry as of last Saturday. Don't know on Butterknife for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.beltchenko View Post
    It rained a few days ago, I'm hoping by first week in April!!!
    weather looks pretty stormy for the next 2 weeks here, you should be skiing still
    We should get out and ride again soon.

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    Durango Trail Conditions?

    Hello Western Slopers!

    I'm in the Winter Park area, and our winter season is coming to a close. That means BIKE TRIP TIME! Yay! I've never had the chance to ride Durango but have been dreaming of it since I got into MTB.

    I know the elevation is a bit lower there, but how are trail conditions? And how might you expect them to be in about a month? Or May-ish?

    When is high season for trail use? Would this be a good time to go?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Hey carrielovesbikes,

    This is the best spot for current conditions (if the dates are current) Trails2000: Trail Conditions

    Phil's World: Kokopelli Bike & Board: Where to Ride

    In a typical April, the "Town Trails" are open and riding. May signals the opening of some higher up trails. It is pretty typical in very late May (Memorial Day Weekend) to be able to ride out and back on the Colorado Trail from town at Junction Creek.

    Late June/July is when the really high good stuff opens up!

    Here is a infographic: Durango Trails Infographic

    Have an awesome trip! Happy Trails.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    weather looks pretty stormy for the next 2 weeks here, you should be skiing still
    We should get out and ride again soon.
    Got an email on Tuesday from Gunnison Trails. They said not good to go yet, but with these temps it's got to be ready to go soon? Any idea on how close we are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.beltchenko View Post
    Got an email on Tuesday from Gunnison Trails. They said not good to go yet, but with these temps it's got to be ready to go soon? Any idea on how close we are?
    It really depends on the BLM, I would say no more than 2 weeks out, but could be as early as a week, from my experience.

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    We were we riding it this time last year, Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.beltchenko View Post
    We were we riding it this time last year, Right?
    Yep, just varies year to year, 2008 it didn't open until mid May.

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    Phil's world, OK for this weekend I assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.beltchenko View Post
    Opens today 4/5 at 1pm! Boom! Bike season starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnirider View Post
    Opens today 4/5 at 1pm! Boom! Bike season starts.
    Just got back from riding! Was really good! Large snow plug on north side of top of the world and anothe on rocky ridge! Yahoooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldaddy View Post
    Phil's world, OK for this weekend I assume?
    I rode it Sunday, Mid day, did over 20 miles, maybe 23? and it was superb there at Phil's World. Do it while the temps are good.

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    How are the conditions on the trails in Eagle?
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Got quite a bit of snow in the Front Range this week.. did anything hit Fruita?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnirider View Post
    Opens today 4/5 at 1pm! Boom! Bike season starts.
    Hey gunnirider, how did this storm hit you guys? Specifically, do you think Hartman Rocks will be rideable by this weekend? Some of the crew from the Front Range are thinking about getting out there. Thanks for any intel,

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    I live in Northern Utah, thinking about hitting Steamboat in a few weeks. What's the earliest the trails will be clear? I assume it would be clear about the same time as Park City but thought it would be a good idea to check. About half the trails in the PC area are about ready to ride now.

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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    What a stupid thread. No one is answering....
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Kennebec on Memorial Day wknd. Am I dreaming?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erEverything View Post
    What a stupid thread. No one is answering....
    did you say something? sorry been out riding and away from the 'puter. maybe take your own advice call a shop ask the question that has been burning you so badly. there is a thread on Eagle conditions, search and you shall find.

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    Here's an I-70 update:

    Eagle = Good to Go
    Edwards = Berry Creek is Good to Go; all of the dirt roads on the Northern side of I-70
    Avon/Beaver Creek = Not sure there is much other than the above mentioned
    Summit = You can probably link up some trails/dirt roads near the County Dump/Gun Range; and maybe ride some loops on the Frisco Peninsula (just a guess tho)
    Carbondale = I'm hearing that Mushroom and Prince Creek are riding (to some extent at least)
    Fruita/GJ = What do you think?

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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    Thanks. Sorry for the kick in the ass.

    Gunnirider. Cool enjoy the dirt. I'm in AK on a heli everyday so i'm slightly jealous but ....
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    Hope Crested Butte Upper Loop - SSR 29ner

    Rode upper loop today for the first time. Trails were mostly dry, even with yesterdays rain. No snow, very little mud.

    However, if you have not ridden this trail, let me give you my two cents. Single speed rigid 29ner, a lot of rock sections that require you to thread the needle, or huck with skill and hopes. The climb in the beginning of this trail is not much of a climb at all, mostly just uphill rock gardens. I'd say about halfway through, you get into a foresty area, very technical, every time I came to this section i had to put a foot down, not to mention the people trying to walk up hill, or walk their dogs. Either way its a tough section, go slow. Towards the bottom there is a fork, if you peel right before it, you and hop on top of a big rock, and ride down it. After that its all switch backs leading to a road that takes you into town.

    Catch the bus back up, DO IT AGAIN

    Needless to say, it was a blast to ride. Cant wait for the snow to melt more, put some more mud on this Surly Monkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnWizard View Post
    Rode upper loop today for the first time. Trails were mostly dry, even with yesterdays rain. No snow, very little mud.

    However, if you have not ridden this trail, let me give you my two cents. Single speed rigid 29ner, a lot of rock sections that require you to thread the needle, or huck with skill and hopes. The climb in the beginning of this trail is not much of a climb at all, mostly just uphill rock gardens. I'd say about halfway through, you get into a foresty area, very technical, every time I came to this section i had to put a foot down, not to mention the people trying to walk up hill, or walk their dogs. Either way its a tough section, go slow. Towards the bottom there is a fork, if you peel right before it, you and hop on top of a big rock, and ride down it. After that its all switch backs leading to a road that takes you into town.

    Catch the bus back up, DO IT AGAIN

    Needless to say, it was a blast to ride. Cant wait for the snow to melt more, put some more mud on this Surly Monkey.
    Only tourists catch the bus back

    Next time ride it out to upper upper or whetstone vista, also strand is good to go now. Trails are melting/drying fast now. Hartmans is riding great too, especially the trails that just opened up south of powerline!

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    Keg all the downhill junkies take the bus back! I'm not one but know many! Anyways yes things are melting fast, can't wait till the growler is over so I can finally enjoy riding out my front door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    Only tourists catch the bus back

    Next time ride it out to upper upper or whetstone vista, also strand is good to go now. Trails are melting/drying fast now. Hartmans is riding great too, especially the trails that just opened up south of powerline!
    Hartmans is for my dirtbike. And SSR is worth riding a bus. Might as well before the tourists show up and take up the spots. Looking for more flow, less climb.

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    Any feedback on Vail area trails? Maybe the trails off of Red Sandstone Rd. I don't want to get up there and cause damage let alone turn around without getting a ride in.


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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    How's Vail mountain looking for the GoPro games next weekend.

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    Anyone ride the Peaks trail this week? Is it wet from the rains?

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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    Its been raining for 2 months straight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    Anyone ride the Peaks trail this week? Is it wet from the rains?
    Pretty wet. Lots of puddles and the bogs are boggy. It's been one of the wetter Augusts we've had in a while and September is starting out just as wet. The ground is pretty saturated.

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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    Yeah, what they said. Feels like the PNW out here. Roots have been crazy slippery - so saturated!

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    How are things up on Molas Pass and Engineer mountain trail down to Cascade Creek? Or the Aspens near Mancos?

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