It's hot this time of year on the Front Range but not up in the high country where mountain biking has so much variety to offer. Today's focus is on Winter Park, "The Mountain Bike Capital USA". They have hundreds of miles of trails and the best part is most of their trails have dirt unlike the rock gardens found on many of our local trails. But in addition to the beauty and miles of trails the area has to offer they also have one of the area's best downhill terrain parks, Trestle. Much like the slopes in the winter, these trails have a varying level of skills from beginner to superman or woman.
And for those you want more of an athletic challenge to your rides that don't involve going airborn than consider riding to Winter Park! Yep, I've done it and it was a bucket list item that will be a repeat for sure. Sadly I never wrote about it but in short you can take an old rail bed up and over the divide allowing for moderate and consistent incline with breath taking views. Snow might still exist this time of year on the trail but usually for sections of hundred yards or less. Learn more about Rollins Pass Road
From the Winter Park Blogger
Mountain biking in Winter Park Colorado is ideal right now! All the trails are dry with only a few muddy spots due to the rain that we have been getting off and on over the last two weeks of June. Riding is especially good at Winter Park Resort in the Trestle Bike Park. The trail crew has been hard at work maintaining the bike trails. They are also getting ready for the Colorado Freeride Festival July 25 - 29, 2013. Be sure to check out the impressive course at the base of Winter Park
As you may know, Winter Park Resort does not allow uphill mountain biking anymore. Since the development of the Trestle Bike Park, all of the trails are now designated as downhill trails. Most riders typically spend the day at the park and access the trails by riding up the chairlift and then blasting down the trails (hence the downhill designation only). Check out some of the trails available from our June 24 trail status report.