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tenderfoot trail

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Its about 25 min. of small gear climbing that gets tech. in spots. Once at the top the trail turns into fire road and some fast downhill for about a mile. There are alot of great single track decents that stem from the fire road inwhich I'm still discovering. If you stay on the tenderfoot trail it parallels hwy 6 all the way to Dillon
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Latitude
39.600397716215824
Longitude
-105.98596572875976
Trail Directions
Follow 6 hwy into Keystone. Go past the Conference Center and turn left onto St. Johns road. Go about 100 yards and look for a small single track stemming off to the right of St. Johns road. You must look sharply or you'll miss it.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Keystone
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: brandon benson , from dillon

Summary:
I am not sure where all the trails go, looks like motorcycles are makling some great trails on old logging road beds. I end up hikeing my bike thru some sections until I come out by the huge microwave dish then I continue on up and loop down to dillon on the first left single track you come too. Its a great mountain for riding. I hope they (hikers) don't make the Tenderfoot trail hikers only, they got plenty of places to hike in the "wilderness"

Recommended Route:
I usually start riding by the Dillon ranger station on the Tenderfoot trail. a couple of ways to loop back.,



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Review Date
April 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dan , from Dillon

Summary:
Lots of forks on this trail ,generally bare right.Watch for bears around the dump.Watch for motorbikes,the trail crosses a motocross track.
The trail is actually closed now due to expansion of our lovely landfill.On the Dillon to Key.route,where the trail is closed{sign] hike up the steep pitch{dump boundry].Ride up top on the new cut down to the shooting range.We should get the trail up and riding this summer.I dont think they want us in there,but if you stay just north of the new cut you might be on public land,walking in the woods.

Recommended Route:
Start at the Tenderfoot Mtn. trailhead.Great out and back ride for beginners.Options to drop down to pavement 4 or 5 times in its 6or7 mile trip to Keystone.



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Review Date
October 22, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: scott , from lawrence, ks

Summary:
The head of this trail is called the tender foot trail but may also be called oro grande you start east of lake dillon marina and follow a nice double track for apx two miles before hitting a four way intersction. This first section is great for going fast but watch out for hikers. At the intersection go straight the trail will soon divide, take the left which begins a short climb followed by a fast downhill which brins you to the land fill.
Don't worry it's not a big trash heap you actually meander a long an aspen grove and emerge near an electric station and a shooting range follow the gravel road south east apx 2 more miles there are two moderate climbs with fun downhills for all level cyclists.
You will cross a stream where the trail splits yet again take the right for about a mile where it will split once agai. Take the right which will begin semi technical downhill sure to give your brakes a work out down to Keystone. I reccomend stopping for a beer and riding the bike path alon the river back to Dillon.

Recommended Route:
I reccomend starting in dillon and following the trail to Keystone where you will pop out near the snake river fire station. follow 9 back to the conference center, hook up with the bike path and follow snake river to the lake and back up to dillon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frisco Nordic Center



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Review Date
August 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jim , from Silverthorne

Summary:
The trail described is actually called the Oro Grande Trail.It's often mistaken for the Tenderfoot Trail, which is hiker only trail near it't beginning in Dillon. I recommend starting in Dillon (ask at the Fat Tire Repair Shop for Directions) and riding Oro Grande dbl track. After you pass the dump. Go left on the dirt road past the electrical transfer station (sounds beautiful, ehh?)About two miles later you'll see a trail to your right (for more mileage, continue another 2-3 miles on the road before returning). Follow this fun, technical trail down to the Keystone conference center. From there you can return via Hwy 6 or the bike path to Dillon OR head accross the valley where you will find a marked trail going north. Follow this to Keystone Gulch Road. Head up this about a half mile and cross the stream on your right. Follow the trail right, but bear left at any intersections. You'll then be on a flume with water beside you. Cross a road and continue. You will soon be in the middle of golf course. Just follow the signs. It gets real fun here. You'll exit at the club house or Summit Cove. Return to Dillon via bike path.

Recommended Route:
Dillon->Keystone->back



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