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Vacation Guide: Best Biking Trails near Estes Park

Have a need for speed or want to challenge yourself at a higher altitude on your next biking adventure? See more of Estes Park and its surrounding areas by grabbing your bike or renting one and hitting the trails. Ranging from beginner to advanced, these are our favorite biking trails near Estes Park!

Beginner

For the novice bike rider or those who are biking with the family, hit the trails on these beginner bike routes.

Lake Estes Bike Path –Take a leisurely ride around the relatively flat Lake Estes Trail. The trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop around Lake Estes. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be leashed. This is a perfect trail for the entire family, so pack a lunch and spend the day exploring Lake Estes.

Pole Hill Road With much wider trails than a single track, there is a little more room for error. Challenge yourself and take one of the many off-shoots that always circling back to the main trail. In the spring and summer months, be prepared to come across off-road vehicles as the trails are a network of 4x4 forest service roads.

  • Total distance: 6.7 miles
  • Max grade: 23%
  • Elevation gain: 1,189 feet

Intermediate

Take off the training wheels and put your biking skills to the test with these moderate biking trails.

Pierson ParkStarting in town, The Estes Epic Route takes you 1,500 feet above the town with some of the best views of Estes Park. Take advantage of the single-track trails that are located just off the main trail for a little extra fun.

  • Total distance: 8.5 miles
  • Max grade: 28%
  • Elevation gain: 1,791 feet

Heil Valley RanchThis mostly simple intermediate terrain consists of a steady moderate climb, several loops, and a quick descent back to the trailhead. To challenge yourself there are a few additional technical obstacles along this mostly single-track route.

  • Total distance: 7.9 miles
  • Max grade: 16%
  • Elevation gain: 993 feet

Hall RanchWhile some might consider this advanced, Hall Ranch trail is a great route to push you to the next level. Described as having some of the best rolling single track areas around, there are a decent number of loops and varying degrees of difficulty.

  • Total distance: 11.8 miles
  • Max grade: 23%
  • Elevation gain: 1,750 feet

Advanced

Test your skills at these adrenaline pumping bike trails. Not for the faint of heart.

South Saint Vrain Figure 8 You will need to be completely engaged for this route, its climbs are tough, and descents are knuckle gripping. Expect an intense ride down with rock gardens on the latter half of the ride.

  • Total distance: 16.3 miles
  • Max grade: 16%
  • Elevation gain: 2,147 feet

Lions GulchYou will feel your quads burning on this ruggedly steep trail. Although shorter in length, you will fight your way to the top and clinch to stay on as you descend. Riders are rewarded at the end as the trail opens to a large meadow (Homestead Meadows) that offers beautiful Colorado scenery.

  • Total distance: 3.5 miles
  • Max grade: 27%
  • Elevation gain: 1,313 feet

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