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fraser valley

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No. of Reviews: 15

easy, hard, cakewalk, firewalk, it's all there. 5 mile loops, 40 mile loops. 40 feet of gain, 4000 feet of gain. your call, just use a map or a guide. e-mail me, we'll go up and shred.
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Latitude
39.993611
Longitude
-105.8425
Trail Directions
directions to what? where? um, that's a big question. there's trailheads here there's trailheads there, there's trailheads everywhere. winter park don't call themselve mountain bike capital, usa for nothin'. just go explore. pick up a copy of "dirt guides-winter park" and just hit it. no dissappointments.
Trail Length
whatever
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Winter Park
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Review Date
October 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MTBARK , from Mena, AR

Summary:
I can't remember all the loops we did heck half the time I didn't even know where I was. The trails up in this area are great man they are fast and well packed. Not much really in technical riding but there are a few spots where attention is needed.

Recommended Route:
Ride as many of the loops as you can you won't be dissapointed.



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Review Date
May 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: gofast505 , from Hot Sulfur Springs

Summary:
To really take advantage of the fraser valley you have to hook up with a local, and any local will be more than happy too hook you up. Like any other mt bike area their are 'hidden' trails, (we even have our own little bc trail, ladders, 4foot+ drops). There is plenty of single track in the area but you have to know where to look. The 600 miles and mt bike capital stuff is overrated, no doubt, but some of those two tracks offer some great solitude riding and incredible views and shouldnt be shrugged off. What the valley does have to offer is a great mt bike community, thier are plenty of group rides (call any bike shop in the area, totally wired and powertools are my faves). Ride some trails, be careful around the moose, get some tacos, some suds, soak in the hot springs... and you'll be back to see what a Gem this valley really is under all the hype. Happy trails!!!

Recommended Route:
wp ski area, fraser valley, ymca, sol vista, check em all out!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
You really want it socked to ya, try Mt Goat, like putting on the miles get the wp/grand lake map and link trails together like a puzzle. Just startin try creak side and flume. Got a family? ride the Fraser River trail, its even paved.



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Review Date
June 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jon Ormsby , from Boulder, CO

Summary:
Don't miss the Fat Tire Classic! A lot of dirt road riding, but the singletracks are where it's at. And hey, it's for a good cause.
Zoom/Chainsaw was the highlight of the first day. Most of the singletracks are not what I would call extreme, a lot of small loose rocks that gets more dangerous if you bomb it. Not technical like Hall/Walker Ranch on the East side.
Broken Thumb was IMHO the best trail, though the climb up (I think) Corona Pass was tiring. But I would guess the singletrack downhill was about 4-5 miles long, and fast. Lower part was tight through the trees.

Recommended Route:
Well, only got out on the valley trails this past Fat Tire Classic. I recommend the singletracks that I got a chance to try - Zoom, Chainsaw, WTB, Blue Sky, Ice Hill, Broken Thumb.
Did the lifts at Winter Park last year, and really enjoyed Long Trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
A great area to do some exploring. Camp in the middle, and ride around all day, you can't go wrong.



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Review Date
June 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Flatland Harry , from Michigan

Summary:
Long trail is a easy but fast singletrack ride. The little wooden bridges they put all over the place are good for some air. Some big waterbars exist, but watch the landings. My riding buddy ate it hard a few times trying ticks without knowing the landings.
Lower Cherokee and Arapahoe are EXCELLENT, with lots of NARROW singletrack, steep switchbacks, lots of roots, and some loose, rocky, ass-rubbing-the-tire descents. Mountain Goat wasn't open yet when I rode.

Recommended Route:
Being a flatlander from MI, and an intermediate rider, I opted for riding the chairs in CO for my first time. Good choice, as I also tried a day of serious trail riding. It turned into only a 1/2 day thing, and not nearly as many miles as I had hoped.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just about anything on the hill. It is easy to get 40+ miles of awesome singletrack in one day if you ride the chairs. Winter Park has well-built, well-maintained trails, the best I rode while in CO for a week. Some of the intermediate trails have many opportunities for air. The more advanced are fun technical stuff, usually steep. The one thing I learned in CO: Keep your speed in check! Rough stuff that can put you in the trees creeps up fast.



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Review Date
April 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dan "Mt Bike King" Dow , from Denver, Colorado

Summary:
I used to live up here, unlike some people! Yes, there are a lot of jeep trails, double track, etc. There is a place I would reccomend to anyone. The place is called Snow Mt. Ranch-YMCA of the Rockies.
Please check for it under the other Colorado reviews. As for the Frasier Valley.. The Frazier Valley is FLAT! Go to the resort Beaver Village? I think it is called. It is the one with the ponds you pass right before you get into the TOWN of Winter Park. There is a guy there named Wade Wilderman. When I lived up there, he and his brother ran and organized many of the local races. He is THE expert on the trails.
If you want a quick warm-up ride, I suggest riding along the rail-road tracks that run through town. Just ask some of the locals, they'll point it out!
My suggestion to you all is to ride in the Spring time, that is when the riding is the coolest! The air is not dry and you can really hammer and not have to carry a barrel of water with you! Everything is new and green and just feels fresh like the mountains should!
Feel free to e-mail me if any questions.
Ride Long and Prosper...

Recommended Route:
Stay away from Winter Park Ski Area! This place is much more crowded than when I lived here! They are building a big ass motel and will f it all up!
If you go in the Spring, the riding is excellent!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Snow Mt. Ranch-YMCA of the Rockies...(In the Spring!)



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