Bergan Peak - Trail, Aspen Park, Colorado

Bergan Peak - Trail, Aspen Park, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Basically a couple of lower loops and then the hill climb to the (near) summit of the Peak. Climb either the southern or the northern end of the lower loop and begin the REAL climbing at the mid-point junction . Do about 27 switch backs

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 19, 2005]
Blueallah
Cross Country Rider

Nice big climb with plenty of technical challenges.

Customer Service

No doubt, the best route is COUNTER clockwise. True, Too Long is a great decent, but it's also the best way up. The clockwise route is much less technical and easier (the calorie counter on my HRM consistenty shows a 10% difference). So, what are you on your bike for? the easy way or the best way? You decide, but on race day remember that I'm on this trail 2X a week and I'm taking the harder route! Seriously, both routes are great. Because I ride here so much, I mix it up to keep things fresh, but I definetly prefer it counter clock wise. Lots and lots of hikers here - please keep it under control.

Similar Products Used:

Jeffco Open Space parks.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2004]
TeleBear
Cross Country Rider

wow -- just rode Bergen again last weekend (7.10.4). hadn't ridden it in years, as i had suffered greatly the last time. what a great challenge -- it just keeps going up and up and up. agree will all the other reviews: crowded, technical, challenging. this ride will cause you to suffer if you're not at least a moderately strong rider. you will walk your bike a lot if you're not comfortable with linked technical uphill moves. the one guy who passed me on saturday said, "you need so *gasp* much touch *gasp* after so much *gasp* climbing. and he was a 22 yr old stud. no one rides this easy or clean. best part for summer is it's a lot cooler up here, and a great mid-summer climb. other great aspect is pretty high quality surface. while it's quite rocky, there's very little loose rock or loose dirt. it's got more of a forest ride feel, with good dirt and even loam in places, but it's been a relatively wet early summer. anyone familiar with Front Range riding will be used to the waterba(stard)s. definitely keep a heads-up, cautious, courteous and friendly attitude out there. i was hauling down right near the end, and after passing two women, there was a little kid right in the middle of the trail with no idea i was coming. i was really psyched for disc brakes. weekends are not the time for hauling ass here.

Customer Service

agree with clockwise reccomendation. too long is a great descent.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 26, 1999]
Pete

A great ride with everything. Difficult switchbacks, roots, and several rock outcroppings. A good long steady climb up, aggressive DH, and a speedy final mile no matter which direction you go.

Customer Service

Either the North or the South direction offers challenging terrain. I think the South-bound route is a bit more difficult.

Similar Products Used:

Evergreen Mtn

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 28, 1999]
Bob

Probably my second favorite ride in the area. Has it all and it covers enough space to allow many users. It is a great workout for us Denver 'flat-landers' especially in the early season. Good test of legs and lungs. Good views at the top. Most of the traffic thins out by the time you get to the final loop to the top. Watch how early you go I have gone in late April early May and have hiked my bike through some snow.

Customer Service

either way

Similar Products Used:

Three Sisters can be a tune up to get those lungs in shape. I like it for training purposes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 10, 1999]
danny

One of the sweetest trails near Denver. Can hold snow fairly late into the season up top. Huge climb if you go to the very top. All singletrack (yeah), some high speed action along w/ technical. Good trail to take out of shape friend on for immediate punishment.

Customer Service

start at 2nd parking lot (if coming from I-70)

Similar Products Used:

White Ranch, Golden Gate State Park, Walker Ranch,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 05, 1999]
bob

very technical climb - about 7 miles, great views from the top, many switchbacks, for a faster descent come down too long trail, hard but worth it

Customer Service

from either parking lot to the base of the trail

Similar Products Used:

anything in 3 sisters park or o'fallon park

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 25, 1999]
SuBDoo

This is a great workout for both legs and lungs. The climb begins once you turn left from theMeadowview trail to get onto the Bergen Peak trail. Lots of switchbacks there. At about 1.5 miles into the Bergen trail, you get a great view of Evergreen area. But don't let the view fool you - you're not to the top yet! You have to go through the Bergen Wildlife area before reaching the peak. The final ascent is tough, but well worth it.

The first time I rode this trail this season, started a bit too late and ended up riding down in the dark - what a thrill.

Not uncommon to see deer and elk on this trail. Go EARLY in the day to avoid crowds. I recommend starting this ride by 8 a.m. on weekends.

Customer Service

From the parking lot off of Stagecoach Blvd., take the Meadowview trail 0.7 miles to the Bergen Peak Trail. It's about 3.7 miles to Bergen Peak.

Similar Products Used:

Falcon is a great climb from the East parking lot, but Bergen is longer and more of a technical challenge.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 27, 1999]
richard chittick

switchback.
switchback.
switchback.
switch-f**king-back.

you wanna learn some turning skills, both going up and coming down, this is the place to go. and the views is just the s**t. you get to see evergreen. you get to see the plains. you get to see pikes peak and grays peak. you get to see a lot. but it's a total ass-reaming climb. it just doesn't seem to end any time before it does, and then when it does it just doesn't seem like it's over, 'cuz it misses the summit by about 25 vertical feet.

then it's switchback hell all the way back down. with little technical sections to keep you guessing. it's a hoot. a hoot and a holler. woo-hoo.

Customer Service

climb the bergen peak trail to the tipitty top then head back down too long. schuweet loop. it makes you wanna chant "suffer beavis" til you're about to pop.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 30, 1999]
Smedley

I am a mutant who gets off on climbing and I love those switchbacks. Technical climbs, gut wrenching lung and leg work. Oh Yeah! Used to be a regular, haven't been there in a year, but I'm coming back for more!

Customer Service

Start at South Parking lot, then up, up, up.

Similar Products Used:

Matthews-Winters, Apex, White Ranch, Dakota Ridge

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 11, 1999]
Rob

Excellent Trail, rideable switchbacks with some technical sections thrown in. The waterbar stairsteps are tough going up and on the way down. The view from the top of Bergen Peak is awesome! Bring a camera.

Customer Service

Meadow view trail from the south parking lot to Sleepy S Trail to Painter's Pause back to Meadow View and then hit Too Long Trail until it connects with Bergen Peak Trail

Similar Products Used:

3 Sisters

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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