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Old 11-01-2011, 12:21 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Big_John View Post
Before we continue to talk about how nasty some of the trails in the area are.....and scare all the non-locals away.....we should talk about all the easy to mid-level single track in the area. There are miles and miles and miles of the stuff on Rampart and in the Hayman burn area.

We should also sell the awesome-ness of the area attractions.....

Cruising through Garden of the Gods
Riding up to Cripple Creek and gambling
Riding to the top of Pikes Peak
Big Dirt Loop - Shelf Road, back up Phantom Canyon and down Gold Camp Road
etc., etc....etc.....

There is a lot of action for the Beasts and GS's.......easy dirt and a lot of twisty pavement.

The area doesn't have the greatest, epic views like the Ouray area, but the riding is very diverse and there is a ton of it to choose from. The riding is awesome.
Also add:
1)Rampart Range (area), great views from certain Jeep trails.
a)FR318 a fun trail
b)FR322 takes you down to the Palmer Reservoir
c)FR323/324/325 Easy ride with some harder off shoots
d)Mt Herman Rd - Easy with great views
e)FR300.u/300.v - I would say moderate, big bikes with good riders probably not a problem (mac did it on the 690)

2) Hackett Gulch
3) Longwater Gulch
4) Metberry Gulch
5) Riding out to Harstel can be easy to moderate, various ways to go like over La Salle pass, or street it over Winston Pass.
6) Hotel Gulch (big bike friendly)
7) Trail Creek Rd - bige bike friendly and water crossings (I've seen cars down this its that easy)

ATV Tails:
1) 717 area
2) Rainbow Falls
3) North Rampart Area

Single Track:
1) Captain Jacks
2) One spot in the 717 area
3) North Rampart Area
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