On a scale from 1 to 10 how would you rate Colorado Springs as a mountain bike destination?
As a destination? Compared to what?onegeargood said:On a scale from 1 to 10 how would you rate Colorado Springs as a mountain bike destination?
onegeargood said:On a scale from 1 to 10 how would you rate Colorado Springs as a mountain bike destination?
I have no idea what you're talking about... ;-)mczen said:i would trade sand for crowds and access issues any day. the springs is a solid 8-9 as a great place to ride. explore you should, maybe look a little north lots of hidden gems before the palmer/monument divide, you just have to look for them. the proof is in the monument guys giving it a 5ish ish. they are spoiled up there.
You do need to get out a little more... What about Cheyenne Mountain SP, Pipeline, Buckhorn, Bear Creek - 666, Mt. Herman, AFA, Rampart, Pike NF, Manitou Section 16, Inteman, Ring the Peak, etc... take your pick.Gobstopper said:I feel like I'm missing something on the Springs trails. Palmer Park is great fun, techy goodness. I've ridden Jones Downhill, Captain Jacks and The Chutes - awesome shuttle. I've finding that a lot of trails down here are Sandy compared to Jeffco. Guess I just need more time to explore.
Have to agree on that. Yeah, the trails are fun, and its nice to have so much variety close by, but if I was doing major miles to go riding I can think of a lot of places I would visit before going to the Springs. If you are here for other reasons then bring your bike; if you are thinking of making a trip to Colorado to sample the best the state has to offer then you may want to think of another place besides Colorado Springs.cbrock450 said:As a destination i would say 1, same goes for Denver. They both have great riding but if i were to be planning a vacation and my number one priority was mountain biking the springs would never be a consideration.
Density: COS is really only from Monument to Cheyenne Mtn, and there is a sick amount of trails tucked into that areaIndecentExposure said:Density of trails: Denver
Traffic: CO Springs (hint, there are only like 2 north/south routes that go all the way through) is horrible