Downhill Biking

Some of the best downhill biking in the country happens right here as soon as the slopes dry.

Downhill Biking

 

There are endless miles of trails in Summit for bikers of every age and ability. Choose a ride on the bus for a free trip to the top of many trails or hire a shuttle at a local bike shop and avoid riding uphill all day.

 

 

A Path for Everyone

Biker on Rec Path

The free local buses have bike racks so you can choose any starting point.

 

The other amazing way to experience downhill riding is at the resorts. Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper all equip ski lifts and gondolas to haul bikes uphill, and clear and maintain incredible trails. Arapahoe Basin also has great trails, but no uphill ride.

 

The local shops can also equip you with all the gear you need. Downhill bikes are structured differently than road bikes, with two sets of shocks and a different center of gravity, and they’re designed to take a beating. Most bike shops have resident techs that are great at fixing all of the dings your bike might get in a day of downhill.

 

 

Take a Shuttle!

Vail Pass Bikers

Many local shops offer shuttles to the top of Vail Pass.

 

You don’t even need a ride uphill – this is a great time to try an E-Bike and the local trails. You get a boost up and all the fun of the ride down!

 

So How can I find the free trails all over the county?

Mountain bikers have a great community, and you can find them on social media talking about trail conditions. There is no website that compares to the MTB Project for planning a bike route. Trails are rated for difficulty, and tons of users keep current information coming for every trail in the county!

 


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Keystone Bike Park

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Offering outstanding seasonal recreation for mountain bikers of all ability levels, the park includes 55 trails for charging down the mountain.

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Catch the lift up and ride down, with green trails if you want to take it easy or blacks for the experts.

Downhill Bike Trail

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Take your bike uphill on Copper’s lifts and race down the mountain, enjoying easy, intermediate, or expert trails.

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