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Mountain Bike Rides

Maxwell

Length: 2 miles
Type: one-way
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical rating: Moderate
Technical Rating: Moderate

Directions: The trailhead is .75 miles west of of the intersection of RD 42C and Overland Trail. Shortly after the big turn in the road, a sign posts City of Fort Collins Rules and Regulations. Start at the break of the fence near the sign.

Pineridge

Length: Varies
Type: Multiple Loops
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical rating: Easy
Technical Rating: Easy/Moderate

Directions: You can access Pineridge from multiple places. If you don't ride out on the train system, you can park at the end of Horsetooth Road or at the lot near Dixon Reservoir.

Michaud Lane

Length: 4 miles
Type: Loop
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical Rating: Moderate
Technical Rating: Difficult

Directions: Michaud Lane (RD 50) is 1 mile south of the town of Laporte and 1.5 miles from the junction of Overland Train and LaPorte Ave. From Overland Trail, go west on Michaud Lane to the end of the road and park. The trail heads west from the parking area.

Horsetooth Mountain Park

Length: Varies
Type: Multiple Loops
Terrain: Singletrack and Jeep roads
Physical Rating: Easy/Moderate/Difficult
Technical Rating: Easy/Moderate/Difficult

Directions: Head west from the intersection of Harmony and Taft Hill Rd. Continue on 38E to the parking area.

Lory State Park

Length: Varies
Type: Multiple Loops
Terrain: Singletrack and Jeep roads
Physical Rating: Easy/Moderate/Difficult
Technical Rating: Easy/Moderate/Difficult

Directions: Take Overland Trail north and take a left on Bingham Hill Rd. Follow Bingham Hill Road 2 miles to RD 23. Turn left and you will quickly intersect RD 25G which takes you to Lory State Park.

Young's Gulch

Length: 9 miles
Type: Out and back
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical Rating: Moderate
Technical Rating: Difficult

Directions: From Fort Collins, take 287 north toward the Poudre Canyon. Turn west (left) up the canyon at the Conoco stating onto Highway 14. About 13 miles up the canyon, a sign points the way to the parking lot on the left (south) side of the highway.

Hewlett Gulch

Length: 8.4 or 10 miles
Type: Out and back with optional loop
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical Rating: Moderate
Technical Rating: Moderate

Blue Sky Trail

Length: 5.4 - 15.1 miles
Type: Out and back with optional loops
Terrain: Singletrack
Physical Rating: Easy/Moderate
Technical Rating: Easy/Moderate

Directions: Take Taft Hill Road south from Fort Collins to U.S. Highway 34 (Eisenhower) and turn right (west). Proceed west on U.S. Highway 34 and follow directions from Loveland above.