You can’t talk about mountain biking in Colorado without talking about the Central Rockies region. Really you box– you’ll simply miss out on some of the juiciest singletrack rides, through some of the most spectacular scenery, with some of the most spectacular terrain in the state. Central Colorado is characterized by its groves of pines, spruces and aspens, its soaring mountain peaks and the valleys and basins nestled in between. Central Colorado has trails that beginners will fall in love with as well as trails that will push experts to their limits, and these trails wind through terrain that ranges from rocky and wooded to alpine and high desert. In other words, there is something for everyone.
Most of the trails are very well maintained and many have been designed specifically for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers. Places like Leadville, Salida, Eagle, and Crested Butte, CO will quench your thirst for killer rides, whatever your style or singletrack preference.
Without hitting anywhere else, it’s easy to call this area one of the best mountain biking regions in the world. Want to plan a trip to explore all that central Colorado has to offer? Here’s a quick list of local favorites and mountain biking highlights in the Central Rockies.
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