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Jefferson County, CO Trails
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Jefferson County, CO Trails

 

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.75788°N / 105.18311°W

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain, Paved

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: JDub

Created/Edited: Oct 12, 2007 / Oct 12, 2007

Object ID: 262303

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Overview

While Boulder may be thought of as a great cycling town, most locals would agree that Jefferson County (Boulder County's southern neighbor), has better trails. A wide variety of terrain and hundreds of miles of trail make Jefferson County a true mountain biking destination.

Jefferson County also features many miles of the Colorado Trail, which travels from Denver to Durango. Also found near Pine in southern Jeff Co is Buffalo Creek, which has been designated as an IMBA "Epic Ride".

IMBA Epics Buffalo Creek Trails

Getting There

Jefferson County is relatively large and spans many towns. The city of Golden, CO sits on the northern edge and is home to many trails. Other cities that sit within Jeff Co are Westminster, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge and Connifer.

Traveling west from Denver on I-70 for 20 miles will put you in Jefferson County, and in close proximity to several trails both to the north and south of Interstate 70, which heads to the ski resorts further west.

Red Tape

Jeff Co has a reputation for being bike friendly, but recent management plans have shown this is not to be taken for granted. For instance, the newly created Centennial Cone trail has alternating weekends for hikers and bikers.

Also the "shuttle-ability" of certain trails, namely Apex, has caused strife at times. Always obey the rule of yielding to the uphill rider if you must shuttle open space trails, and please be respectfully to any hikers or equestrian riders that you may encounter.

External Links

Jefferson County Open Space Trails
700 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
303-271-5925
Website

Wheat Ridge Cyclery
7085 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 424-3221
Website

Yeti Cycles
600 Corporate Circle, Unit D
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: (303) 278-6909
Toll Free:(888) 576-9384
Fax: (303) 278-6906
Website

Golden Bike Shop
722 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 278-6545
Website
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