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Cherokee Trail

Average Rating:    (4.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

rocky, bumpy, may be icy in times, FUN!!!!!!
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Latitude
39.890772566959534
Longitude
-105.76847076416016
Trail Directions
look at trail map and mine was in black, All I know is that I went over a railroad track and it was by a skie run. There was huge skie jump. You follow the road up.(to the right)I think it is a access road to the skie runs for workers. Get to top and there will be three turnoffs. One going up and behind you, one in front of you and one to the right. Follow the one to the right and keep going till you find a sign saying Cherokee Trail, leading off and on the right. Trail sign small so look for it one the right.
Trail Length
1-3 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Winter Park
   


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Review Date
July 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: clarksc123 ,  Cross Country Rider , from Albuquerque

Summary:
Every year myself and a group of Okie mountain bikers head up to Colorado to escape the heat and do some riding. Since we are flatlanders we usually stick to the resorts that offer liftbiking. Let me tell you, Ive been to about every ski area in CO (over the past 6-7 yrs) and the riding in Winter Park is the best. Vail is pretty fun too, but the trails at Winter Park are so kick ass it makes me want to cry. Ive ridden up the mountain before and it was cool to do, but when on vac. its not about building fitness, its about haulin ass and winter park is so much fun to do that in. Tight, fast, fairly smooth singletrack that you can fly on. I think its on cherokee, but at one point you are cruising through the trees, bobbing and weaving just like one of those speeder bikes from Return of the Jedi. Then you ride the lift up and do it again... Awesome. Also, if you are coming from out of town there is a cool camp area halfway between the city and the ski area that sits right along the Fraser River Trail. Its an easy ride from the campsite up to the ski area. I'm going in a month and am having trouble falling asleep just thinking about it. Its that good.

Recommended Route:
Lift up or if youre into that whole fitness thing you can ride up the Turnpike. At the top of the lift any trail is good. Long trail rules. Goat trail is totally technical, rough as crap(super fun!) and plops you out on an access road that you can take to the city. I did that dirt road during a t-storm and its one of the best rides Ive ever been on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Vail is really fun too. I love the city of Vail, wayyy more partyin than W.P. Breck trails are fun but need some maintenance. Same for Keystone--at least as of last year. I'd recommend any. South Boun



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Review Date
July 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mafoo , from winter park

Summary:
terrific ride with climbs that will elevate the heart rate and downhills that will leave your hands numb. you can always spend the money and take the lift up and bomb down long trail/arapahoe/cheyenne...

Recommended Route:
turnpike up to long trail up to four points (where upper/lower long, lower arapahoe, and upper cherokee intersect). from four points down upper cherokee to tunnel hill (right 20 yds) down lower cherokee. now you can either make a long loop of it and hit ice hill to blue sky... or take a right to serenity and loop back to the winter park base.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
there are so many trail in the valley worth riding, i'm not even going to try.



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Review Date
October 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Darrell , from Arvada Co. USA

Summary:
All I can say is, THANK GOD FOR WINTER PARK AND FRASER VALLEY. It dosen't Get any better than this!!!!! Check out the great Mountain Bike Series they have in the summer as well. If your looking to race Cross Country, This is your Series. THE BEST BY FAR!!!!!

Recommended Route:
Start at the base of Winter Park and go up the service road, From there pick any trail that branches off.Then prepare your self for some of the best riding in Colorado!!!!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any Trail In Winter Park or Fraser Valley. There is over 600 miles of trails in these towns. Pick One and go have a blast!!!!



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Review Date
January 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rob , from louisville

Summary:
I loved this trail I did it once in june 1999 and it was incredibly awesome

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All of winter park kicks ass



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Review Date
November 22, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: dave , from boulder, co

Summary:
This section is Lower Cherokee. Fun to bomb down. Lots of roots and ruts. Pretty steep and really, really, fast. Lots o' fun. At the CORPS King of the Rockies race (Tipperary Creek Course), they do a kids race on Serenity, so when you're heading back towards the resort, you have to climb Lower Cherokee. It is not fun, especially after racing the entire Tipperary Creek loop.

Recommended Route:
this trail described as such is actually Lower Cherokee. The best loop is to hit it all of the way from the top. Upper and Lower Arapahoe, then Upper and Lower Cherokee, in on Serenity back to the base of the resort.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Damn near anything in Fraser Valley



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