OverviewWhile Green Mountain is often overshadowed by the neighboring terrain, it provides a year round riding experience. Green Mountain's claim to fame amongst locals is its ability to be one of the quicker drying trails throughout the winter, becoming rideable much quicker than many other nearby trails.
Trail DescriptionGreen Mountain features loose, rocky double track trails as well as some narrow, steeper sections of singletrack. The trails are non-technical, although the loose rocks can become sketchy with speed. Compared to White Ranch and Apex, the climbing is generally milder and more gradual. The non-technical nature combined with the more manageable climbing make Green Mountain a favorite amongst not only newer riders but also the XC racer crowd.
Getting ThereTake I-70 west from Denver to C-470. From C-470, take the Morrison exit and travel west. Turn right on South Rooney Road, toward the speedway. Pass under C-470, turn right to Alameda Parkway and follow it as it veers left. A small trailhead parking area is on the left.
When to BikeYear round, which is the big draw of Green Mountain.
Elevation ProfileThis is a sample elevation graph for a ride from the Rooney Rd. parking lot, down the doubletrack south and then up to the top of Green Mountain.
Google Earth ViewThis is a Google Earth view of the GPS Track for the above elevation graph.