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    Looking for beginner friendly trail in CB

    Hello, the GF and I will be visiting CB on Sunday, though she's in great shape and has been taking spinning classes for years, she's never ridden the trails before and I would like to get a ride in without leaving her by herself...........


    I'm looking for something non-technical for a short ride just to get out and enjoy the scenery and take some pictures with her. can you recommend anything

    Thanks for any info

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    Lower Loop is pretty mellow. You can ride from downtown to get there.

    I did the same thing with the wifey and she enjoyed it.

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    Cool thanks, hopefully there is some nice scenery to be had there?

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    Also, can anyone tell me how long the drive is from Aspen to CB.........teh google shows 2 hours but it's only 84 miles......seems a bit slow for me

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    Its a little more than two hours unless you're really gettin it over Kebler Pass...
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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    Also, can anyone tell me how long the drive is from Aspen to CB.........teh google shows 2 hours but it's only 84 miles......seems a bit slow for me
    Depends how $hitty the road over Kebler Pass is... and how good of a rally driver you are.

    Edit - I checked Google Maps and they route you over Schofield Pass through Paradise Basin? Make sure you have a GOOD 4x4 if you take this route. And it will take you a LOT longer than 2 hours I'd wager.

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    umm, I don't have a 4x4........please tell me what route doesn't require one.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    umm, I don't have a 4x4........please tell me what route doesn't require one.

    Thanks
    This one:

    Kebler Pass


    Or this one:

    Independence -> Cottonwood

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    Pretty much everything in CB is easy. Just lots of climbs and decents. Nothing I would call technical. The 401 is a HOOT and Half. Must do classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Pretty much everything in CB is easy. Just lots of climbs and decents. Nothing I would call technical. The 401 is a HOOT and Half. Must do classic.
    Which can make a trail VERY beginner non-friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    umm, I don't have a 4x4........please tell me what route doesn't require one.

    Thanks

    From Aspen I believe the fastest way is to drive down to Carbondale, up 133 over McClure to Kebler, and in to CB. It'll take 2 -3 hrs depending on how fast you drive to Carbondale, and McClure. Take your time over Kebler.
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    And call it Kebler like Keb Mo not Keebler like the elves. As for cool scenery you could look in any direction and get that when you're in CB. Prepare to score major points if you take her on the Lower Loop most of the other rides might not be technical but as Shtles said those climbs make them non -beginner rides.

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    You should check out Strand Hill or Farris Creek if she like the Lower Loop. They're a little more challanging, but a lot more fun.
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    Thanks all!!!! we rode the lower loop and had a blast

    Also wish I'd seen the post about Kebler pass before leaving on thursday as we ended up taking Schofield pass...........lets just say I won't ever do that again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleken
    And call it Kebler like Keb Mo not Keebler like the elves. As for cool scenery you could look in any direction and get that when you're in CB. Prepare to score major points if you take her on the Lower Loop most of the other rides might not be technical but as Shtles said those climbs make them non -beginner rides.
    yep!


    it was her FIRST MTB ride ever and she is HOOKED

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    Thanks all!!!! we rode the lower loop and had a blast

    Also wish I'd seen the post about Kebler pass before leaving on thursday as we ended up taking Schofield pass...........lets just say I won't ever do that again!!


    Did you get over it at Paradise Divide??


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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
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    it was her FIRST MTB ride ever and she is HOOKED
    Wait until she has her first OTB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    Thanks all!!!! we rode the lower loop and had a blast

    Also wish I'd seen the post about Kebler pass before leaving on thursday as we ended up taking Schofield pass...........lets just say I won't ever do that again!!
    So did you turn around and go back to Aspen. You can't get over Schofield right not even in a jeep.

    Hmmmmm........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicBith
    So did you turn around and go back to Aspen. You can't get over Schofield right not even in a jeep.

    Hmmmmm........
    Is Paradise -> Slate River still closed? I mean... I'm not surprised if it is.

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    Snodgrass would be a good one for a beginner, but MAKE SURE to start in Washington Gulch and ride it up to the top and then back.

    A beginner would hate you for life if you started them on the Gothic side.
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    Mmmm ... Snodgrass

    Stayed in CB for a week last summer. I got up and rode Snodgrass from the Gothic side over, then double backed to our condo, every morning. Thanks for the sweet memory. Double the single track and back in time for breakfast ... yummmy.
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