Estes Park Mountain Biking, Colorado Bike Rentals & Tours

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Biking & Bike Rentals

Biking Estes Park offers a whole new way to explore the Rocky Mountains. Take a tour, or stop by a local shop and ask where to go!

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  • Lake Estes bike loop is mellow with epic views of the surrounding rocky peaks 
  • Crosier trail to Glen Haven is an extreme pick for mountain bikers 
  • Loop from Estes Park through Horseshoe Park 
  • Down hill rides include Trail Ridge Road or Estes Park down to Drake

Where can I go Biking or take a Bike Tour?

Lake Estes Bike Path
Circle Estes Lake on this pleasant ride. Enjoy exquisite views of the rocky peaks.

  • Distance: 3.75 miles 
  • Average Time: 35 minutes 
  • Elevation Gain: Minimal 
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Trail Type: Loop, paved 
  • Trailhead: Multiple starting points are around the lake. Park at the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 500 Big Thompson Ave, and jump on the trail.

West Horseshoe Park/Estes Park Loop
Ride this loop from Estes Park into Rocky Mountain National Park, where bikers are allowed to ride on paved roads. Enjoy this exhilarating climb and its beautiful scenery! 

  • Distance: 16 miles 
  • Average Time: 1-3 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: Over 1,000 feet 
  • Difficulty: Difficult 
  • Trail Type: Loop 
  • Trailhead: None. Enter Rocky Mountain National Park through Fall River Entrance. Left at US 36. Exit through Beaver Meadows Entrance. Ride back to Estes Park.

Trail Ridge Road East Side: Downhill Tour
Start above tree line and ride down through the alpine tundra into the pine forest. You’ll see panoramic views of snow-tipped Rocky Mountains, and hopefully spot some wildlife. 

  • Distance: 26 miles optional 7 miles 
  • Average Time: 3-4 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: Talk about elevation loss! Downhill from 11,796 feet 
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 
  • Trail Type: Paved 
  • Trailhead: Starts above tree line. Ends near Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, or ride all the way back to Estes Park! 
  • Tour Guides: Both New Venture Cycling and Rocky Mountain Rush run this popular tour

Crosier Mountain to Glen Haven
For locals this is a favorite mountain bike trail. Drop-offs, rocks, meadows, and mountain scenery are along this ride from Glen Haven to Estes Park.
Ask an Estes Park bike shop for more details! 

  • Distance: 9-11 miles 
  • Average Time: 2.5 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: Around 1,903 feet 
  • Difficulty: Advanced 
  • Trail Type: Single track, Out-and-Back or one-way 
  • Trailhead: Glen Haven Trailhead
  • Optional: You can start in Estes Park, but there’s no marked trailhead. The trail begins on the H-Bar-G Ranch Property. Head west on US 34, turn right on Dry Gulch Rd, then right on H Bar G Rd.

Estes Park to Drake: Downhill Tour
As you ride down this canyon, aspens and evergreens surround you. Stop in Glen Haven for a yummy cinnamon role. Continue to Drake. 

  • Distance: 12 miles 
  • Average Time: 2.5 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: None 
  • Difficulty: Easy Downhill, one-way 
  • Trail Type: Paved 
  • Trailhead: Start at the switchbacks above Glen Haven on Hwy 43 
  • Tour Guide: New Venture Cycling guides this ride

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