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Does anyone have a good description of the trails at WP? We have a 4" travel Rocket 88 and a new IH DH Pro. My son wants to really try out the DH bike. Does Winter Park have Keystone type stuff, or is it all fire roads?
 

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honkinunit said:
Does anyone have a good description of the trails at WP? We have a 4" travel Rocket 88 and a new IH DH Pro. My son wants to really try out the DH bike. Does Winter Park have Keystone type stuff, or is it all fire roads?
Nothing Keystoney at all at WP - nothing super technical or super steep. That said, all of the singletrack on the mountain and in the valley is still pretty fantastic. A 4" bike is about all you'll need. If your son hasn't had the opportunity to get out on the DH bike yet, it could be a good place to break it in and get used to it. Nothing to technical, but you can achieve warp speeds on the "downhill" trail there. The riding at Winter Park would be accurately described as lift assisted XC.
 

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Does anyone have a good description of the trails at WP? We have a 4" travel Rocket 88 and a new IH DH Pro. My son wants to really try out the DH bike. Does Winter Park have Keystone type stuff, or is it all fire roads?
Mountain goat is blast as well. Not really fast just super technical. The whole area is alot of fun but I am sure most DHers would snub the lift runs(with good reason). There are a few stunts and some jumps but nothing huge. All that said I go up there on a regular basis and never get bored.
 

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I would agree that the 'signature' trail at WP is mountain goat. But you don't need a DH bike to ride it, just some skill... Upper Arapahoe can be challenging, but nothing like Keystone. I rode keystone for the first time this year on my XC HT. It was a blast. Although Wild Thing involved a little hiking :D

If your son is a good DH rider, go to Keystone lift assisted. If you looking for a great time and an EPIC day (50+ miles never riding the same trail twice) go to Winter Park.
 
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