Mountain Biking 101: Highline Lake State Park – 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 11 miles, and it was easy. So, Natalie and I decided to check it out.

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Mountain Biking 101: Buzzard Gulch Trails – Montrose, CO

There are many trails that make up the Buzzard Gulch Trails system. They range in length from 0.1 miles to 1.3 miles. There are so many trails that sometimes making choices can be difficult. But, the main Buzzard Gulch is the easiest trail and is for true beginners. A couple of trails like Vulture Rim and Mail box are more difficult. The rest are largely at an “advanced beginner” level.

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Mountain Biking 101: Rustlers and Wranglers Loops – Loma, CO

Our first featured Mountain Biking 101 ride belongs to the Rustlers and Wranglers trails out of Loma, Colorado, just west of Fruita. Many people refer to these as part of the Kokopelli Loops which are known for their beautiful views into the canyon of the Colorado River. Rustlers and Wranglers Loops share these amazing views, but are much less technical for riding.

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