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Ride through the Colorado Alpine

Copper Mountain is a mountain biking paradise. Depending on your skill level and endurance, there are many different options. From long rides into the Rockies to some of the best lift-served single track in Colorado, mountain biking at Copper has become one of the most popular activities. Find your flow with our mountain biking suggestions.

Copper Mountain Bike Park

If you’re looking for a ride uphill or are a hardcore downhiller, you’re in luck. The Copper Mountain Bike Park is known for its family friendly vibe. 

Fun Trails:

  • Elk Alley
  • A-Road
  • Red Tail
  • R-Road
  • 2Bucks

Mountain Biking Near Copper

Mountain biking is one of the most exciting summer activities in Colorado. And Copper Mountain provides access to spectacular trails throughout Summit County. Depending on the day, you can ride toward the Continental Divide or search for classic single track trails. Here are some popular rides.

Classic Summit County Mountain Bike Rides

Copper Mountain Mountain Biking

Wheeler Trail

10.3-mile point to point

The Wheeler trail is a classic alpine single-track ride with several miles over 12,000 feet. Most often ridden from a trailhead on McCullough Gulch Road all the way to Copper Mountain, this ride has great views of Quandary Peak and the Gore Range.

Colorado Trail: Copper Mountain to Searle Pass

19.3 miles round trip

Ride into the alpine on the Colorado Trail. Beginning right at the base of Copper Mountain Resort, this ride tops out at 12,044 feet. Best during late summer, when the snow high-elevation snowfields have melted, the Colorado Trail climbs through alpine meadows with expansive views.

Frisco 20 Loop

19.9-mile loop

This classic ride connects Copper with Frisco on a variety of road and trails. With over 3,000 feet of climbing, the Frisco 20 loop is sure to test your lungs and legs. Combining sections of the Wheeler Trail, the Colorado trail, and the Peaks trail, this ride gives you a little bit of everything

Burro-Spruce Creek-Burro

9.6 mile loop

Just a short drive from Copper, Burro-Spruce Creek-Burro is a technical rides that starts at the base of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Area. Ride single track on a historic mining road to Spruce Creek Road and the Spruce Creek Trail.

Dirty Copper Triangle

32.3 mile point to point

The Dirty Copper Triangle, is the ultimate high mountain bike ride near Copper. Named for a similar road ride that traverses three alpine passes, this classic ride climbs for over 5,000 feet. Ride Searl Pass, Kokomo Pass, and Ptarmigan Pass. The Dirty Copper Triangle is a true test piece of Rocky Mountain mountain biking.

Plan a Bike Trip at Copper Mountain

Thank you for learning about the great mountain bike riding near Copper Mountain. We look forward to seeing you in the Rockies.

Mountain Biking near Copper Mountain

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