From road biking in Rocky Mountain National Park, to 4WD roads and single track in surrounding National Forests, great mountain biking opportunites are all around Estes Park. This year in Estes Park, watch the famous Ride the Rockies Race as the riders cross the Continental Divide from Granby on Trail Ridge Road June 14, spend the night in Estes, and then zoom downhill to the finish line in Fort Collins on June 15. There will be lots of excitement in town June 14!
Trail Ridge Road was recently repaved and makes for incredibly smooth downhill cruising (about 25 miles worth from the top of the Continental Divide).
Estes Park Mountain Shop has bike rentals and repair, and knowledgeable staff who bike the trails every chance they get. They can help you find routes to match your ability and desire.
Crosier Mountain out of Glen Haven, and Halls Ranch out of Lyons are two locals favorite multi-use trails for mountain biking.
Although all 4WD roads are open to bikes, not all hiking trails allow bikes. Winter roads in Rocky Mountain National Park open first to bikers in April before opening to cars for the season. You can have Old Fall River road (dirt), and Trail Ridge Road (paved) all to yourself in the spring!
For a road bike trip of a lifetime, plan to take part in the Bicycle Tour of Colorado each June - June 17-23, 2012! Colorado's original loop tour - Saratoga Steamboat Loop - starting and ending in Fort Collins. Limited to 1500 riders. This is a 7 day, fully supported bicycle tour in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains.