Mountain Bike the Colorado Trail near Mount Elbert

Mountain Bike the Colorado Trail near Mount Elbert

Rate this Adventure South Elbert Trailhead

Activities

Mountain Biking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer, Autumn

Added by

Whitney James

Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Distance: 15 miles roundtrip (flexible). Mountain bike a truly "road less taken" for fall colors. Enjoy a quad-burning uphill for a fantastic down. 360˚ views of Twin Lakes, Mt. Elbert, and more.

This is the way to see fall colors if you're into empty trails and endorphins. Grind up the trail starting from South Elbert Trailhead. You'll turn right onto the Colorado Trail at .3 miles and stay here for as long as you like, or 7.3 miles to the Mount Elbert Trailhead. Turn around and go back down to your car. Watch out for Colorado Trail thru-hikers, listen for the elk bugling, and take tons of photos of the aspens.

This trail is best ridden in early to mid September before snow hits! It's technically intermediate and physically strenuous.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $125/night

The Cache

Frisco, Colorado

From $184/night

The Mill Club

Frisco, Colorado

From $145/night

Tucker Mountain Lodge

Frisco, Colorado

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Activities

Mountain Biking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer, Autumn

Added by

Whitney James

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