Mountain Biking 101: Highline Lake State Park – Loma, CO

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2017)

Whether you are recovering from an injury, need a place to ride with the kids, or just want some easier singletrack to ramp up some base miles, there are plenty of fun trails and zones all over Colorado where you can play and have some adventures too. Over the course of this summer and beyond, we will be featuring these zones in our Mountain Biking 101 series of posts.

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

I have camped many times at Highline Lake State Park, but I have never actually biked there. I actually didn’t even know that there was a fair bit of singletrack there – enough trial to even hold an 18-hour race there. Research revealed that this course was around 6.6 miles, and it was easy. So, Natalie and I decided to check it out.

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Following the 18 miles of Fruita bike race course allows you to ride a rather windy, but fun, non-technical loop around Highline Lake Reservoir.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

The Bookcliffs provide some nice scenic backdrop.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

We even saw a bald eagle soar right by us.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Natalie.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

From on top of a hill that was not quite part of the race course, we caught a good view of most of the terrain that comprises Highline Lake State Park.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

More of Natalie.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

A few more of me.
Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

Mountain biking 101 - Highline Lake State Park near Loma, CO

A map of the 18 Hours of Fruita bike loop at Highline Lake State Park.

Highline Lake State Park offers a great setting for a weekend outing. Not only does is provide an easy and fun non-technical mountain bike ride, but it also offers on-site camping and swimming too. It’s a great place to spend some time with the family or with some beginner riders!

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Mountain Biking 101: Highline Lake State Park - Loma, CO
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Beginner mountain bikers and families alike will enjoy the smooth singletrack and other outdoor activities at Highline Lake State Park near Loma, Colorado!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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