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By Mark Hammond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Apr 13, 2012

I'm looking for beta or directions on where to find beta on mtn biking at shelf. Especially interested in trails that kids can handle.
Kids that bike stuff like Steve's Loop near Fruita.
Thanks!


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By slim
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Apr 14, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

mark, the road that drops down from the bank campground towards the piggy bank area continues for quite a ways and has a few diversions. it would probably work well as there is very little traffic on it. also, the road that drops down into dead colt has a nice old road. the start is kind of rocky, but gets better. at the bottom of the hill is a faint trail that goes adventurously off to the right, and ulitimately ends up at a freaky pristine little cabin.

another option is red canyon park which has a nice road through it that also doesn't have much traffic and is scenic. if you drive in a little bit, and then park, the road gets more primitive and makes a nice little ride.

there are a couple road systems just off of red canyon road, on your way out to shelf, just before the bridge and the dinosaur area. one road goes up to left to a shooting range, maybe avoid this for this reason. the next road goes up the right (east) and has a handful of dirt roads to roam around on.

hope this helps.


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By Mark Hammond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Apr 14, 2012

Thanks Slim, very helpful. Hoping for singletrack, but those sound like some good options.


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By slim
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Apr 15, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

how old are the kiddos? if you are interested in the equivalent of bouldering for biking, red canyon park is pretty cool. kind of like a tiny slice of slick rock, with some neat bowls, etc, up on the rock formations.


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By Dave Meyers
From Golden, CO
Apr 15, 2012

If you're looking for real mnt. biking (single track and not just jeep raods), the best option you'll have is to go to Pueblo State Park. Really great biking on phenominal single track; just like Fruita. It's not that far from Shelf (40 min, maybe shorter) east on rout 50. Check it out; It's one of the best trail systems in the front range that my wife and I go to year round (which is surprising considering it's in Pueblow).Other than that, you'll just have to ride dirt roads.


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