HT Slim Shady Llama and Little HorseTrail Sedona 2011

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  I actually started out to combine the Highline Trail with Llama, but while on the trail decided to pick up on the Slim Shady. I'm glad I ended up doing this loop, 'cos it is definitely a Sedona Classic, offering some of the sweetest singletrack Sedona has to offer. This trail can be quite busy, but most people start at Oak Creek, and lollipop it with Templeton. Get a nice early start, and the trail will be all yours, and the experience will be amazing.   Trail Stats & … [Read more...]

Dyke Trail Crested Butte

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Another one of Crested Butte's favorite trails, the Dyke Trail. I woke up this morning to rain!!, I waited until 11 o clock, and decided to go ahead with the ride. Did the Dyke trail live up to her reputation? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Crested Butte Length: 14.1 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate to strenuous, with a fair amount of climbing at altitude. Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 2 to 4 hours Trailhead Elev: 9000 … [Read more...]

Crested Butte 401 Trail

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Most mountain bikers in the USA, and even abroad know of, or have heard about Crested Butte's 401 trail. While doing my research for the "Gunnison / Crested Butte trails, I probably read 100's of excellent comments and remarks about the 401. Mountain Bikers, Magazines and books all rate this trail as one of the "Best Singletrack Trail" in the USA. The best comment I read , was If I knew I was going to die next week, I would wish to ride the 401 one last time. So,┬ádid the 401 knock Hall Ranch … [Read more...]

Heil Valley Ranch Wild Turkey and Picture Rock Trail

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Heil Valley Ranch Trail. The Wapiti Trail and Ponderosa loop was one of the Trails I had found in books, and had planned to ride it, however I soon learned from riders on the forums that there were new trails linking to this Trail, and they all suggested the following: ==> Up Wapiti Trail ==> Left onto Ponderosa ==> Left onto Wild Turkey ==> Left onto Picture Rock, 5.5 miles downhill ==> Turn around at Lyons and head back up Picture Rock 5.5miles ==> Left onto Wild Turkey … [Read more...]

Hall Ranch Lyons Colorado

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Hall Ranch Another highly recommended trail in the Boulder area, just outside Lyons. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to enjoy this trail more than my previous one (Sourdough). I was praying that this trail was not recommended by the same people that recommended Sourdough. Well I had surprise coming my way.. a very pleasant surprise. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Lyons Length: 10 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate. … [Read more...]

Sourdough Trail Ward Colorado

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Sourdough Trail This trail was recommended by quite a few people, and I was very excited about riding this trail for the first time.. But did my excitement last? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Ward Length: 12.2 total miles Trail Type: Out-and-Back Skill Level: Technically moderate. Physically moderate to challenging Duration: Advanced Riders, 2 - 2.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 3.5 hours Season: May to October Trailhead Elev: 9200 feet Top Elev: 1020 … [Read more...]

Walker Ranch Loop Boulder Colorado

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Walker Ranch Loop Walker Ranch Trail was the first ever trail I did with my current bike, that was just over a year ago in July 2008. That time I only managed to get 3/4 of the way around and had to walk the last 3 miles with the bike. I really loved the ride last year, and it came in 4th place of my favorite Trails I rode during the 2008 Mountain Madness Tour... So, did I like this trail as much the second time as I did the first? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: … [Read more...]

Plantation Trail Canaan Valley West Virginia

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Plantation Trail When I approached the West Virginia Mountain Biking Forums to find out what the "Best" trails were,the Plantation Trail was way on the top of the list. After having so much trouble finding up to date trail info, I was lucky that this trail is pretty easy and straight forward to ride. So, it was time to hit the Plantation, and see for myself if it deserves a spot in the "Big League" Trail Info: Nearby City: Davis Length: 19.7 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill … [Read more...]