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Lot's of parking but also very popular on weekends because you can fish the Platt River and surrounding lakes in Chatfield State Rec Area.
GPS: Latitude:39.491 Longitude:105.094 Elevation:5496
Epic options start from Lenny's Rest. Continue down the Colorado Trail from there and you'll find yourself in some serious backcountry with unforgiving terrain for those of you who do not regularly ride for extended periods of time. The duration and mileage of your ride is up to you from there, make sure your prepared. If your low on water and/or food, DO NOT go any further than Lenny's Rest... do the loop. Less than a mile down the Colorado Connection Trail you'll find a trailhead connecton for Indian Creek Trail. I cannont comment on this trail as I have yet to ride it (Sept 2000). Again, if you plan on diverting from the main loop be prepared with water, food, clothing, maps, compass and (if your like me) a GPS with extra batteries. May seem like a lot for a simple mountain bike outing but it'll pay off if you have to spend the night because you bonked or get disoriented.
Trail is rated from Beginner through Expert based on the many options available. For the loop I would give it an Intermediate rating.
Ride rating: Intermediate
Ride distance: 17+ Elevation change:
Singletrack=50% Dirt Road=50%
JLampitt a 28 year old Die-hard Enthusiast from Highlands Ranch, CO E-mail: JLampitt@yahoo.com
Posted on 9/27/00