Estes Park Biking
There are all kinds of Estes Park biking trails to be found!
An easy choice, to begin with, is the in-town Fish Creek Loop, which takes you 7 miles through the city. A slightly longer outing with about the same level of difficulty is the Devil’s Gulch Loop. At 11 miles it takes you farther out of the town into areas suitable for climbing and hiking with great views to accompany your ride. Devil’s Gulch and Fish Creek Loop both start close to Lake Estes, which itself has a 4-mile bike trail around it.
Two other trails of higher difficulty are the Deer Ridge and Glen Haven loops. Deer Ridge starts just outside of the downtown area and climbs up into the Rocky Mountains for a moderate to difficult ride with a satisfying downhill finish. Glen Haven is a challenging to expert 32-mile loop that extends from Estes Park to the small, unincorporated towns of Glen Haven and Drake. Some steep switchbacks are involved.
Estes Park Mountain Shop can help set you up with a bike rental and the equipment you’ll need. The Lake Estes Marina also has bike rentals, along with a variety of other things to rent such as kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats, and supplies for fishing.
Be sure to also check out our blog post: Everything You Need To Know About Biking In RMNP.