Pueblo Resevoir Canyons - TRAIL

Pueblo Resevoir Canyons - Trail, Pueblo, Colorado

Can be as hard as you want to make it. The closest thing to Moab you will find for many miles. There is single track, double track.

User Reviews (19)

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SSChameleon   Cross Country Rider [Mar 15, 2015]

Something for everyone out here. For DH and scary steep stay close to the canyons (skull canyon, free ride, Dead Dog). For twisty and flow head west to Inner/Outer Limits and VooDoo. It's easy to get an epic 30+ mile ride out of these trails.

If you are into mixed disciplines, get a campsite and take your DH and Cross Country bike.

Customer Service

From the kiosk by the marina, head east around the bluff then up Rodeo or Duke. From there work your way back toward the water going up and down the canyons. When the legs are starting to burn, head east for a loop on Inner Limits.

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5
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4
Kane   Cross Country Rider [Oct 14, 2013]

Bring your bag of tricks. This place has everything and will make you use every bit of it. Bring the SUP also. The Arkansas point campground is a great home base for 2-3 days of riding and paddling. Lots of stickers and goat heads in camp, so bring the dogs bootys also.

Customer Service

Skull canyon, up and down, is really fun.
Sidewinder is nice.
Freeride is a trip.
Broken hip is scarey.

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4
VALUE
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3
Adam   Downhiller [Jun 01, 2012]

The duke is the best when you make it to the top and ride back down!!! There are some fun trails over there, just make sure you have good brakes or you could be in trouble in some parts.

Customer Service

If you want to keep going, then turn left onto the double track. Make sure you go down past the dip and make your next right. After that, you will hit a trail called skull valley or something of that nature. This trail is recommended for experienced riders because there are drop offs and cliff sides and all sorts of fun things. I love this trail because it gives you one epic downhill rush. If you follow this trail, you will end up back at the south arena. Have fun and safe riding!!

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4
VALUE
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3
rearrango   Weekend Warrior [Mar 05, 2012]

Lotsa different routes to be had, something for everybody. From the looks of it this area would be quite nasty when when, given by the number of postholes made by the equestrians and snake trails made by the mtbs. Love the sound of my wheels over the pieces of broken limestone, sounds like plates breaking. I gave 3 stars for difficulty and aerobics, as there is everything available and lots to offer. Seems like you could piece together any kind of ride you wanted from a long XC course to short DH technical stuff. Very fun place to ride in early March. I imagine the middle of July and August would be pretty hot.

Customer Service

From the Arkansas Point campground, we did the South Shore Trail to Route 96 (flat and wide open, probably nasty when wet) to Outer Limits (a real spaghetti of sweet, flowy, single track) to Pedros Point (great view) to Inner Limits (newer narrow single track with some grunty short climbs) to Driftwood (where'd all that wood come from?) and back to the South Shore Trail. 18 miles in 2 or so hours with 3 hours of trail time. We stopped and looked around a lot.

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4
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3
cyclingmagnet   Cross Country Rider [Feb 03, 2012]

Pueblo is known to the Colo Springs guys as their Fruita. Lower in Altitude, less snow, so ridable most of the year. But check if there's been snow. The mud is clay and sticks to everything. Sucks when it's muddy. check this site first http://www.lakepueblotrails.org/ then check MTBR front range for any updates. It's a great 3-4 hr ride on twisty single track. It's a single speed heaven. 34x20. Good endurance training. The canyons (if they're dry) add some technical stuff. Worth the trip if most front range trails are covered in snow.

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4
VALUE
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3
JGATOR00   Cross Country Rider [Apr 10, 2010]

First trip down to Pueblo and I wasn't disappointed. South side of the reservoir is where the best riding is with about 35-40 miles of single/double track configurations. On a Friday morning I saw only two other bikers in the south areas until I was headed back to the car through South Shore. Easily ridden by even the greenest of riders (with the exceptions made for the DH canyon runs). KeyHole Canyon was a fun challenge worthy of doing over and over, short but technically sweet!!

Customer Service

From Arkansas Point:
Conduit (East)
Duke (following 96)
Rodeo/Rodeo Ridge
Quatro Sinko
Keyhole Canyon
Pedro's Point to Pronghorn
Voodoo Trail to Voodoo Loop (counter clock)
back Pronghorn to Waterfall
South Shore back to parkinglot

Duke/Rodeo/South Shore area has 12-15 different DH runs that can be looped through Rollercoaster and the Arkansas Pt. trail!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: MOAB Brand Loop, parts of GJ lunch loops, Loma/Kokopelli trail
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4
VALUE
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3
Leather Neck   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2008]

This is a great trail system that has something to offer most riders. They're kept up well by the So. CO Trail Builders and they can be ridden year round except for brief weather days of rain or snow. I've met riders from Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and Greely on thes trails, especially in the winter months when the north is covered in snow. You can spend a whole day on these traild if you're up to it. I've ridden over thirty miles a few times on a Saturday or Sunday and couldn't go much further I got such a workout. It's great single track riding I can ride to on my Stumpy from home or haul the bike to the State Park trail head. You can get trail maps from all the bike shops in town, Bob's, Great Divide and Vance's Bicycle World or on the Trail Builders website.

Customer Service

From the Kiosk in the South Marina Park: Conduit, Duke, Rodeo, Cuatro Sinko, Pedro's Point, Prong Horn, Voodo, Outer Limits, Water Fall, Rock Canyon and back on Rodeo. That's about a twenty mile ride on great Single Track with some outstanding views including wild life.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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4
ktm1204   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2008]

Great trails, I just did a cross country ride. I know there are alot more technical area here. But it was fun, a must do if in the area. Here is a link to a map http://sctb02.org/

Customer Service

I rode
The Duke
Rodeo
Rodeo Ridge
Cuatro Sinko
Pedros Point
Pronghorn
Outer Limits
Watherfall
South Shore

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4
VALUE
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3
endo-boy   Weekend Warrior [May 15, 2008]

Really fun and scenic trails that are put together very well and take full advantage of the canyons and elevation. I was very surprised seeing ladders, rock obsticals, and some very nice drops just intermixed in the various lines. Freeride, Skull, dog, all had moderately challenging rock obsticals. The overall layout is trails branching in and out, not having a map or knowing the area, I just kept making turns and finding new runs. If I say something I liked on the way up, I would just turn around at the top and hit it coming down. There is one really cool rock / ladder drop on Freeride that is definitely a photo op.
For the most part, the trails are relatively smooth and fast singletrack and as you go into the canyons, they run with rock drainage features (and create the technical sections).
BTW - the directions are incorrect, use the "Red Gate" directions to get to the trail head
Its better than a 4, but not a 5.....

Customer Service

Get a map and or see the post below.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
jake4   Downhiller [Apr 06, 2008]

I live right around these trails and often ride them. They range from begginer to advanced. There is tons of rock gardens, the best thing to do, single track, and a little freeride park. If you look around there are lines people have made where you can ride off the trail and do a challenging drop or rock line or whatever else has been put together. Some of the trails have great systems where u go down one and right at the end is another trail to head up then back down. There are great trails for picking up speed and hitting turns. Great views of the resivor, wich has been rising so much its starting to cover some of the lower trails so watch out for that.

Customer Service

The best rock garden trails are
1. Dead dog to Lower dog
2. Skull canyon
3. Pinball
4. Keyhole canyon
5. Rock canyon

Trails for speed
1. Broken hip
2. Skull canyon (after the rock garden/dh part)

And technical trails
1. Bones
2. Staircase
3. Watertower
4. Rattlesnake

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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