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The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. Although why it had to be named after another country...
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Judging from the other reviews, I don't think I rode the most scenic part of this trail in my out and back. One one hand, there are a few nice stretches along the river, but there is quite a bit of the trail that's close to the busy highway. The paved trail is in good shape and the ride is easy.
Explore Littleton. This trail provides a safe way to navigate town with access to the Columbine and Dutch Creek trails. The beautiful landscaping is an added bonus.
Here's a great suburban trail that get's you around town. The Columbine is an important cog in the network of trails in this area.
This is a scenic trail that follows Clear Creek. This trail just opened so everything looks new and shiny.
The trail is very well maintained. The scenery is superb also nice to have clean bathrooms and easy spots to get off the trail for breaks.
The trail is great in that it's separated from cars, in some sections it's even separated from walkers and runners, and it makes accessing downtown a breeze. However, there is a major disconnect between this trail and all of the bike friendly streets of downtown. Because the trail follows Speer, arguably the most dangerous and busy street in Denver, it's extremely nerve-wracking trying to get off the trail to access anywhere downtown from most exit points.
Denver's done a decent job of making their streets bike-friendly but the major thing the area lacks is connection of those streets to other streets and trails. Turning left is a nightmare and getting on the Cherry Creek trail is nearly impossible without riding on the sidewalk for a few blocks.
9/7/2017 Did a loop of the Mineral Belt Trail. Started at Ice Palace Park. Went Clockwise around loop. Some Uphill, Downhill, then Uphill again.
Stopped in Leadville for Pizza. High Mountain Pies - Great Pies.
I know what you are thinking. It's a 5 mile trail it's hardly worth the drive. Idaho Springs has made an effort to improve the tourism in their historic town. The trail follows Clear Creek and winds through history. See a narrow gauge steam locomotive, a water wheel, a water fall and the historic district. This ride illustrates the the mineral belt and it's grand history. See how the west was won.
Good workout but trail pretty bumpy in spots. Take caution as sand and gravel over asphalt periodically. Nice views along Clear Creek.
I rode this trail with one of the local tour outfitters. (There are at least two companies that organize bike tours out of Telluride and Mountain Village.) I highly recommend doing this, especially if you are new to mountain biking like I am. The guides haul everyone's bike up to the Lizard Head Pass trailhead, and from there it is downhill to Iium.
The tour company advertised this as a ride that is good for beginners and families. Take that with a grain of salt, and realize that this is rugged country - what the locals consider "easy" feels challenging to someone without mountain bike experience and who comes from a flat state like Illinois. Also realize that there are a couple of steep (but short) descents, and a few places where there are steep side slopes. If you are not comfortable being near the edge of a drop-off, there are places on this trail where you might be a bit nervous. (You could always dismount and walk the bike on these sections.)
Those caveats aside, this was one of the most memorable bike rides I've taken, and the scenery is spectacular! I would do it again.
If you can find the 8" blue signs where the trail starts in Winter park, the first 2 miles are blacktop and really pretty traveling through a forested area with views of the creek and occasional benches to rest. The trail then becomes sidewalk through the busy touristy spots with nice food and beverage options, and LOTS of sidewalk traffic. Again, if you can see the tiny 8" blue sign, you can cross hwy 40 and continue on a blacktop trail for the remaining few miles. There is a great park along the way and this could be a nice stroll for a traveling family.
Good for an inline skate over distance. Some solid downhills and uphills. You will get some serious speed going on the final approach to Boulder. There are a few sharper turns to watch out for in other locations. 95% fresh, immaculate concrete.
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