Green Mountain Park - Trail, Lakewood, Colorado

Green Mountain Park - Trail, Lakewood, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Lots of extremely firm hardpack loops are possible by linking the Green Mountain Trail with the Utah Trail. Be wary of loose gravel and boulders, though. And despite the gentle nature of most trails, some can get surprisingly steep and technical. Also be wary of the fire road. It's steep and covered with gravel, so only attempt it if you like tough climbs.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 19, 2013]
Doug
Cross Country Rider

It's been awhile since someone reviewed Green Mtn and they made a lot of trail changes in the last 3 years. Mostly they continue to build to bypass all the rocky steeps that were great fun, but tore up do to skidding. The mtn is tamer, but we need a nice trail system to take our less than expert friends to increase their skills without scaring them off. The trails can be aerobically difficult with only mild to moderate technical sections. All a great ride. I believe we needed a space like this. And if you get bored cross Rooney to Zorro trail and wheelie stand Dakota.

Customer Service

All good

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2009]
mbenak

OVERALL
RATING
4
[Nov 11, 2005]
bountainmike
Cross Country Rider

To all you who think green mountain is boring, well, yes if you ride all the c-rap trails that are over-ridden with millions of tons of loose rocks on them. YOU'RE RIDING THE WRONG TRAILS! There is One trail in perticular that will rock your socks. By the way i literally sacrificed my right sole (shoe) and spent a couple of hours the last 2 days kicking the s to the hit out of this trail to move all the loose rocks from its so beautiful surface. What's left is a trail that resembles Joe's Ridge in vegetablea - a teary fast rolling topotheridge trail with steeps and whatnot. Prolly even better cause its longer. Keep it single. I love this trail. best on green roundain. anyways i NEVER see any bikers with the ballz to ride this awesome trail they always ride some weak sauce. so i so sacrificingly sacrificed my time to make it even better and to type this so unselfishly shmelfishly for YOU! Ride it chump

Customer Service

up to the top the best way you can think of, then ride north along the top. the ridge is the one farthest north and it heads east. now tell me if im wrong

Similar Products Used:

trails where you have to take a trip to see them?

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 08, 2005]
fresh_powder
Cross Country Rider

This is my backyard, so I ride it alot.. VG non-technical ride, a decent climb thats easy to do w/o unclipping. A great beginners ride, training ride, fast downhill.. Lots of loose baby sculls.. Lot of flowers, birds, and deer. No trees/shade, occational glimzes of Coyotes, skunk, rattlers. Great view of the city and front range mountains.

Customer Service

Hayden Trail up past the antenna tower, fire road to the summit, rt at the first switch and follow the singletrack left, down to where it rejoins the road. Take either the singletrack a few hundred ft down to the left, or stay on the rd to where the bridge crosses C470 and take that single track left.. Either way, the trails rejoin, follow it around the flank of the mnt back to where you parked for a nice loop. For a longer ride, GM can be coupled with Dakota Ridge, Matthews-Winters/Red Rocks trails. Avoid GM on weekends and between 5-7 on weekdays as it gets very crowded.

Similar Products Used:

Dakota Ridge for Technical, Mt Falcon or Bergen Pk for climbing, Waterton canyon for beginner, Deer creek for all-around fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2004]
jim
Cross Country Rider

the wide rode sucks, excluding the fire road, on which you can get a workout going up and haul about 40 on the way down. If you like blazing down hill or steep descents there are a few cool trails going down the east side of g.mountain. It would bore an advanced rider if you stuck to the road.

Customer Service

For a little different, take 6 to simms, turn on 2nd street and drive up to the traffic circle and turn up the hill. The trail starts right before the dirt lot about 50 yards from the trafic circle on the left. Ride this trail 300 yrds past the red gate and you'll be able to find your way from there. Not that great, but hey, it's green mountain.

Similar Products Used:

mt. falcon, apex, dakota

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 20, 2003]
MTB
Cross Country Rider

ONE WORD: BORING! It is as boring as riding the top of South Table Mountain in Golden. Although this trail is extremely boring and not challenging, it may be cool at night or when you can't do those other MTN areas with snow cover or if you're with a beginer or your GF. I would stay away from this trail as it is as boring as road biking, but if you take the fire road up to the top, then it is a good aerobic workout. Scenary kinda sucks with no trees or anything either. HOWEVER, when I did this, one time it started to HAIL on me and thuderstorms came in. EVERYTHING was muddy and the singletrack was slick with mud. Although the trail sucks, the conditions made it alittle fun for me. If you want a fun ride, wait until the afternoon thunderstorms roll in and then go biking. I think this trail closes at 10pm so try to avoid breaking rules....

Customer Service

Counterclockwise unless you have a stick up your ass, in which case go up the fire road to the top for a nice aerobic workout.

Similar Products Used:

white ranch, apex, dakota ridge

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 09, 1999]
dave

Fun trail. Go really early or late to avoid lots of bikes and people and dogs. I usually park off of C470 and start with the climb. It's a 1.8 (app) mile climb, zero on the technical level, but pretty hard on the steep-o-meter. You can avoid this by taking the single track off to the left. It's easier from an aerobic point of view.

This trail gets pretty hot in the summer, as there are no trees. It's more fun as a night ride. As easy and as fast as it seems, there are 1 or 2 trails that, by their sheer steepness and loose rocks, are enough to scare accomplished riders. They are not very evident, though - Look for them around the top. This is a good trail to loop together with Dakota Ridge/Matthews-Winter. If you do that, it makes a really fun ride that's only a couple hours.

Customer Service

climb the fire road or the single track off to the left. At the top (still on the road), as you're cruising towards the radio tower, veer of to the right and follow that trail back to the parking lots.

Similar Products Used:

Falcon, Apex, Dakota Ridge, Matthew-Winters

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 21, 1999]
Richard Chittick

This trail is comprised of the three parts:
1)the long level trail that wraps all the way around the south side of the mountain.
2)the fire road.
3)the singletrack trail that dives off to the right just before you get to the radio tower.

This entire loop is a great workout and is usually the loop i use when piecing together green mountain with other front range parks as suggested by dave. By starting on the Lakewood side, the level part of the trail is a great warm-up that takes you right to the base of the fire road climb. Then after cresting the top of the hill, you ride the fire road almost all the way to the radio tower when a ribbon of singletrack bears off to the right. Take this for a great downhill with serious opportunity to practice turns.

Customer Service

The Green Mountain Trail: This is the primary loop of the mountain and is shown on all of the public maps of the mountain. It can be started at any of the parking areas, though i like starting it on the Lakewood side so i have a good warm-up before hitting the fire road.

Similar Products Used:

The summit downhill.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 17, 1999]
michael

This trail is in my backyard. Unfortunately, it's in everyone's backyard. Varied trails, some steep climbing but nothing too technical. Best part is that it stays free of snow for most of the year.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 16, 1999]
Dennis Fulton

Very well kept and accessible for the afterwork rider. I was in town for a very short time, but found this trail to be as hard as you wanted it to be. You could weave your way through climbs or or conquer the mountain on the straights. Not very technical, therefore a great ride to gain aerobic capacity.

Customer Service

Completed two loops heading counterclockwise and various offshoots to the bottom.

Similar Products Used:

Dinasour Ridge, Red Rocks, Millford Slide

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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