Elk Meadow Park - Trail, Evergreen, Colorado

Elk Meadow Park - Trail, Evergreen, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

As always Jefferson County offers great trail descriptions at the link below: http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/ext/dpt/comm_res/openspac/elk.htm The park has a lower section with a network of beginner to intermediate trails with minimal elevation change and few technical challenges. The real goods are on two trails that climb Bergen Mountain: Long Trail and Bergen Peak that offer aerobic and technical fun. Ride up either and come down the other. Cool down or warm up by creating a loop with Meadow View trail and Sleepy S. A short but fun connector trail is Elk Ridge. Maps are available at the trailhead.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 31, 2012]
Dylan W.
Cross Country Rider

This trail is awesome for almost anything you can dream up. there are some pretty hard climbs, and some parts are technical aand really rocky, but most parts are fast and fun. the downhills have water bars that you can jump and get pretty good air on them.

Customer Service

Go all the way to the top, Bergen Peak. Then down Too Long trail.

Similar Products Used:

Evergreen Mountain, it is across the street from 3 sisters upper parking lot.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 06, 2007]
Jason Hunter
Racer

Killer workout. I would recomend this to anyone looking for a good 1-2 hour technical uphill grind. The technical is not extremely tough (but tough!) and it is non-stop from top to bottom. Coming back down is a great place to work on downhill technical speed (NOT on the weekends). During the week this trail is quiet (unless the High School kids are training on it). Foot traffic is extremely heavy on the weekends. Overall.... Fantastic trail for anyone racing or looking for a solid fitness ride.

Customer Service

Keep going up.

Similar Products Used:

Hogback, Deer Creek Canyon, Lair O' the Bair

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 12, 2005]
KSC
Cross Country Rider

This is a well known Front Range trail so I was surprised to not see it in the trail reviews, but I'll happily be the first. I've been seeking out some popular rides in the area lately that I've ignored. I won't ignore this one again. The lower section is pretty tame but appropriate for beginner riders. There are some fun sections for all on the lower trails, but this is where the crowds are so be careful of other trail users. What makes the trip is the climb up Bergen Mountain. I took Too Long Trail most of the way up, which connects with Bergen Peak Trail, and continues to the top. Bergen Peak Trail would be a fine way to the top as well. The climb is a typical Front Range concoction consisting of well worn singletrack with lots of switchbacks and some more technical rock and waterbar sections. It's all rideable, but I took my fair share of dabs on the climb. Although a long climb (rougly 3 1/2 miles), it never gets too steep so you can pound it out with a nice steady pace. The top of the climb offers great views of the Evergreen Valley area, Denver, Mt. Evans, Longs, and the Continental Divide. Definitely picture worthy if you brought the camera. The only thing more fun than the climb up is the ride down. Enjoy. I'd probably give it 3 1/2 stars if I could, but I'm feeling generous so I'm rounding up. My only complaint is the small portions. Besides the climb up Bergen, there's not much more to do. But when you only have a half day and it's hot in Denver, this is a great ride.

Customer Service

I rode from the southern parking lot to Meadow View. Meadow View to Long Trail. Long Trail to Bergen Peak Trail to the top and back down Bergen Peak Trail to Meadow. For the cooldown: Meadow Trail to Elk Ridge to Sleepy S, back to Meadow via Painter's View. and back to the parking lot.

Similar Products Used:

Three Sisters

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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