Colorado Springs: A Guide to the Pikes Peak Region's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides

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Globe Pequot, May 1, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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Mountain bikers, beginner to expert, all share a common need--a place to ride. Mountain Biking Colorado Springs gives fat-tire enthusiasts the skinny on where to ride. Here are 50 of the best rides around Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Caņon City, San Isabel National Forest, and Wet Mountain Valley, ranging from easy road rides to smooth singletrack and bravado-busting boulder fields. The ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes--helping them stay on track with accurate distances keyed to detailed maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty.

This handy pocket-sized guide will help mountain bikers choose a ride that is appropriate for their fitness and skill levels and will be an indispensable companion for all their fat-tire fun.
  

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Contents

The Rides
17
New Santa Fe Trail 2 Easy
81
Waldo Canyon 3+ Moderate
84
Black Forest Regional Park 2+ Easy
87
Fox Run Regional Park 3 Moderate
90
Monument Trail 4 Moderate
93
Urban Trail System 1 2 Easy
98
Woodland ParkDivide
104
TannerStultz Loop 5+ Strenuous
132
Grape Creek 3+ Moderate
136
Skyline Drive 1 Moderate
139
San Isabel Lake
142
Snowslide Trail 4 Strenuous
143
Cisneros Trail 3+ Moderate
146
St Charles Peak 4 Strenuous
149
Squirrel Creek 4 Moderate
152

Rampart Reservoir 3 Easy
105
Lovell Gulch 3+ Moderate
108
Geer Pond Loop 3 Moderate Ill 28 The Ranch Loop 3 Moderate
114
Raspberry Mountain Trail 3+ Moderate
117
Horsethief Park 3+ Moderate
120
Pancake Rocks 4 Strenuous
123
The Crags 4 Moderate
126
Canon City
129
Second MaceDome Rock 4+ Strenuous
155
Deer Peak 4 Strenuous
159
Junkins Park Loop 2 Moderate
163
Wet Mountain ValleySangre de Cristo Mountains
166
Additional Ride Information
189
Ghost Town Loop 2 Moderate 167
194
Horn Creek Loop 3+ Moderate 176
196
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About the author (2003)

David Crowell is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and a penchant for mountain biking and surfing. He has written numerous books, including the FalconGuides Mountain Biking Moab, Exploring Southern California's Beaches, and Exploring Capital Reef National Park. He now lives in Ventura, California.

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