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Cherry Creek singletrack

Average Rating:    (3.26 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

A surprising little gem of a trail system in an otherwise very crowded part of colorado. All of it is pretty tight, and there's a couple of places where you have a little room to play around, catch air, etc. Careful right after a melt or t-storm, 'cuz the mud does get pretty thick and we don't want to damage what little we have in the urban area.
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Latitude
39.739167
Longitude
-104.984167
Trail Directions
The trails run right alongside cherry creek between Colorado Blvd and the highline canal. prolly about eight miles worth. Just find your way to the cherry creek bike path and look off into the brush.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Denver
   


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Review Date
September 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Guyechka ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Damn you goatheads, damn you to hell!

I like this trail, but every time I ride it something goes wrong. I get a flat from a goathead, or I break my saddle... I believe this trail may be cursed. The good news is that I can walk home if something terrible happens. And that's really what it's all about, right? You aren't going to get great scenic views or steep climbs or long rock gardens. You will get some interesting singletrack that winds around down by the river, and it will be the closest singletrack to you if you live in Denver.

Recommended Route:
????

Get on the singletrack and follow it as far as you want (or are able). There are some sections that are nearly washed out. One in particular is up high on the bank, near the golf course. If you screw up, then you will tumble through the bushes and wind up wet and covered in goat heads.



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Review Date
August 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: arnolda14 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I used to ride this trail twice a week when I lived in Denver and I want to give props to Dexter and his buddies for building all the jumps!! It's a great place to get your off-road fix after work if you don't feel like driving to the mountains - there are a few technical sections but most of it is very easy. That little pond near the golf course is a great place to tuck away and burn one if you're so inclined. You can ride this trail all the way into early December, depending on the year and the late fall folliage is much nicer than what we Coloradans normally get to see.

Recommended Route:
It's pretty intermittent so you have to hop up and down from the paved trail so just keep your eyes peeled. If you stay away from the braids near the river, you'll get less sand. Do yourself a favor and make sure to hit the jumps out on the southeast end of the trail. WOO HOO!!

...and yes, beware the dreaded goat's head. Stay on-trail and do NOT ride this trail without a patch kit and pump.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you're stuck in downtown Denver, this is the trail to ride, but it's not really true mountain biking. Ride this trail to learn your skills during the week and then go hit the real trails on the weekend.



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Review Date
February 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: T_Lyledesign ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ok, I ride this trail a lot. I live right next to it, so it's a good option if I want to do a trail but not drive an hour to the mountains. In the summer this trail is great. The hard pack is fast, the boulders are dry, and it's never really crowded. I seldomly run across more than 2 people every day I'm out. I've tried to ride it this winter twice. Word of the wise, wait until spring. The mud gets so thick that you can't move. The only downsides in the summer are washouts, but it seems like the trail has recovered a bit. THere is still a lot of sand in spots, but it isn't that bad. I usually ride from Exposition to what I have figured is the end where you see a golf course and prairie dogs. I wish it was longer than that, but I get in about 11 miles round trip. Well my final words are, if you live in denver and want to hit a trail for a little bit, try it out. It's fun for a city single track.

Recommended Route:
I go from Expostion (ish) to the end of the trail.



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Review Date
May 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Weiss97 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great Trail if you don't want to do any climbing. Trail changes every year due to wash-out. If you ride it, do some trail maintenance during breaks. Don't ride from 1st Snowfall until April, it may get a bit squirrely on ya.

Recommended Route:
From Colorado to Highline canal... but try and ride as early as the Cherry Creek Mall... let's lengthen this thing

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go out to Cherry Creek Reservoir, you may find a similar style?



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Review Date
June 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ryan , from Denver, Co

Summary:
Along the paved path there is some great single track. There are two boulder fields and some technical sections. Look for this next to the paved part of the trail. You have to ride this.



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