St. Mary's Falls - Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

St. Mary's Falls - Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Sick. This is the best trail in the Colorado Springs area. It kicks Captain Jacks. Twisty singletrack consisting of intermittent technical sections featuring *real dirt* not the scree crap typical of C. Springs! Ascend about 1000 ft to the top of the falls, then either turn around and ride it or follow the trail down the other side of the falls and make it a long ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 11, 2004]
Fischman
Weekend Warrior

Great location. Very woodsy but close to town. Unfortunately, the climb is a bit too much. The combination of steepness, ruts (the summer rains were not kind to this trail), and loose surface make this downright unclimbable in places and you will spend at least a mile on foot. This trail does link nicely with other area trails.

Customer Service

For the very strong: ride up this trail and loop back down on the Jones Downhill. For the rest: climb up gold camp road and come back down this trail.

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3
VALUE
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5
[Apr 29, 1999]
Medium Dave

This is a nice hour or two ride. The original description of 10-25 miles seems a bit exagerated, although I've never crossed the falls and ridden down the other side, as described. I've always done it as an "out & back", and I'd estimate it at 3 miles each way. Overall it doesn't have as much scree as the rest of Cheyenne Canyon, however it does have some. I'll ride this when I'm tired of doing Captain Jacks, the Chutes, and Bear Creek trail.

Customer Service

As described previously.

Similar Products Used:

Captain Jacks, the Chutes, Bear Creek trail.

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3
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[Sep 15, 2000]
pancho

It is a great trail, I love getting away from C. Jacks as much as possible, preferably up into the mountains. this trail is exactly that. the falls are great! I like them better than seven falls. But the one part I have to disagree with is the gravel. last time I rode this trail, we did more walking than riding on the way up. true, coming down is great, but it is just a gravely as the jacks, except your going uphill, which is hell.

Customer Service

same as described

Similar Products Used:

jones park, pipeline trail, and anything other than the chutes, captain jacks, or bradburrys. shure, their great the first time through, but the scee shit blows after the first time you miss a turn and slide 60 feet down the side of the mountain.

OVERALL
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4
VALUE
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[Feb 13, 2001]
Jim

If you ride to the top of the falls, the trail keeps climbing up towards the south slopes of Mt Rosa. It turns into a double track, and drops into Frosty park. From there you can catch Old Forester trail, ride on to Bear Creek, drop into Jones park, and then down to High Drive. Makes a nice long loop.
The climb up to and past the falls can be a bit of a grind. Oh well.

Similar Products Used:

If you rode from town instead of parking on High Drive, you can continue down Bear Creek and catch section 16 instead of going down towards Capt. Jacks.

OVERALL
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4
VALUE
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[Jun 29, 2001]
Anthony Bujak

What a gorgeous ride. Very difficult to ride up. Actually we hiked about 90% of it and it was pretty hard. Very beautifull scenery with views like you would not believe. You can see everything up there. On the way down is like an adrenaline rush from hell! Great speed and huge rocks. Many technical turns and jumps. Not for the weak! Ask my buddy, he fell headlong into a downed tree and bit it hard. Thank god, they invented helmets. Anyway, this is a must for those people who love speed.

Customer Service

As recommended!

Similar Products Used:

Rampart Reservoir Trail

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3
VALUE
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[May 20, 2002]
Cass

don't try and ride this uphill. It's a hike-a-bike pain in the you know what. Coming downhill is sweet. Find another way up through the Forest Service roads or access by way of the northern section of Gold Camp Rd

Customer Service

do it downhill

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RATING
4
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