The books are here!!

July 11, 2012

It finally happened, after three years of hard work, The Mountain Biker’s Guide to Colorado is finally on shelves. It contains 367 pages of thoroughly researched directions, maps, and photos of the best singletrack mountain biking in Colorado.

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Crested Butte Resort

September 28, 2010

IMG_2519, originally uploaded by danhickstein.

  • Overall Rating: 3 Stars
  • Location:  3 miles north of Crested Butte
  • Vertical Relief: 860’
  • Approximate miles of Trails:  25
  • Hours: 9-4, 7 days a week. Late June thought Late August
  • Price (2010):  $25

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Steamboat Springs Ski Resort

September 28, 2010
The trails at Steamboat Resort are very similar to the trails in the national forest around Steamboat: beautiful singletrack through the woods.
Directions:


Salida – Shavano to Princeton

September 28, 2010
  • Quality: 4 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty: Black/Double Black
  • Physical Difficulty:  V. Strenuous
  • Crowds: Few
  • Trailhead Location:  15 miles northwest of Salida
  • Distance:  14.5 miles
  • Time:  3 to 5 hours
  • Summary:  A very “adventurous” section of the Colorado Trail.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead:


Salida – Salida Mountain Trails

September 28, 2010
  • Quality:  3.5 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty:  Green to Black
  • Physical Difficulty:  Easy to Strenuous
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location:  Starts from Downtown Salida
  • Distance:  3 to 20 miles
  • Time: 1 to 4 hours
  • Summary:  Wonderful, winding singletrack in the hills just above Salida.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead:



Salida – Bear Creek to Methodist Mountain

September 28, 2010

  • Quality:  4 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty:  Blue Square
  • Physical Difficulty: Easy
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location:  8 miles southeast of Salida
  • Distance:  10.8 miles
  • Time: 2 to 3 hours
  • Summary:  Great rolling singletrack without too much climbing
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead:



Leadville – Hagerman Pass

September 28, 2010

  • Quality:  3 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty: Green/Blue
  • Physical Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location:
  • Distance: 8.4 or 22.4 miles
  • Time: 1.5 to 5 hours
  • Summary:  A dirt road up to the Continental Divide with some of the best views in the state.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead:



Leadville – Colorado Trail near Mt Elbert

September 27, 2010

  • Quality:  4.5 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty: Blue/black
  • Physical Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location: 20 miles southwest of Leadville
  • Distance: 14.6 miles
  • Time: 2-4 hours
  • Summary: More fantastic cruising on the Colorado Trail, featuring breathtaking aspens and well-maintained singletrack.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead:



Buena Vista – Cottonwood to Princeton

September 27, 2010
  • Quality:  4 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty:  Blue/Black
  • Physical Difficulty: Moderate
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location:  9 miles west of Buena Vista
  • Distance: up to 19.8 miles
  • Time: 1 to 4 hours
  • Summary: Classic summer singletrack along the base of the mighty Sawatch Range.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to Trailhead:



Gunnison – Hartman Rocks

September 27, 2010

  • Quality:  3.5 Stars
  • Technical Difficulty: Blue square
  • Physical Difficulty: Moderate
  • Crowds: Some
  • Trailhead Location: 4 miles southwest of Gunnison
  • Distance: 8.9 miles
  • Time: 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Summary:  Great, smooth, riding through the sagebrush with occasional technical rock-rolling.
  • My photos on Flickr.

Directions to trailhead: