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Favorite Biking Trails in Northern Colorado

Written by: Ally & Richie Fiscus

Man on mountain bike jump

Whether you like technical terrain or rolling hills, Northern Colorado has epic mountain bike trails to make everyone happy. Check out a few of our fave mountain bike trails for various skill levels. Stop by a JAX Bike Shop near you to ask our in-store specialists for their favorite bike recommendations.

Favorite Trails

Ally Fiscus: One of my favorite trails in Northern Colorado is Timber to Kimmons in Lory State Park. This trail combines a good climb with a fun, technical downhill. For beginners, I recommend Valmont Bike Park in Boulder for a good variety of terrain to practice mountain biking skills. For intermediate riders, Blue Sky to Indian Summer is a fantastic, quick loop. For expert riders, Wathan Trail in Horsetooth Mountain Park is a fun, technical downhill and Hall Ranch in Lyons provides many rock obstacles to conquer. Northern Colorado has an amazing, diverse network of trails to suit any rider.

Richie Fiscus: My favorite trail in the Fort Collins area is Wathan Trail. It is one of the most recognizable trails in the area and is known nationally as one of the regions best trails. It has an easier, service road climb, with steep sections, followed by rocks and a technical decent with fast sections and switchbacks and ends in a valley where one must climb back out. Depending on the other trails you take on this route and which parking lot you park at, the length is usually 10 to 15 miles.

Woman on downhill bike trail
Man on bike trail downhill

Northern Colorado Recommended Trails

- Pineridge Natural Area, Fort Collins
- Lory State Park, Valley Trails, Fort Collins
- Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Fort Collins
- Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Valley Loop, Masonville

- Blue Sky to Indian Summer, Loveland
- Devil's Backbone Open Space, Loveland
- Maxwell Natural Area, Fort Collins
- Picture Rock, Lyons
- Heil Ranch, Lyons
- Coyote Ridge, Loveland

- Lory State Park, Timber Trail to Kimmons, Fort Collins
- Horsetooth Mountain Park, Southridge to Wathen to Carey Springs to Sawmill, Fort Collins
- Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Ginny Trail, Masonville
- Hall Ranch, Lyons

For All Skill Levels
- Valmont Bike Park, Boulder
- Erie Singletrack, Erie

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