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Explore Canon City’s Epic Desert Mountain Bike Trails

Canon City boasts over a hundred miles of top-tier desert riding.

Mountain Biking Moderate, Difficult, Extreme



Thousands of mountain bikers on the Colorado Front Range are now asking themselves, “why would I drive all the way to Fruita or Moab when I can just go to Canon City?” And as they try to answer that question and fail, thousands of riders are choosing to cut down an entire day of driving to just an hour (or so) to reach the epic desert mountain bike trails being built in Canon City.

On the grand spectrum of Colorado mountain bike destinations, Canon City is relatively new. Most of the trails here have been built within the last 5 years, and at the time of this writing, construction on the network is still ongoing. Every year new trails are being opened all around Canon City, and this trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

As the network presently stands, you can find superb desert mountain bike trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Whether you prefer buffed out flow trails or gnarly rock hits, Canon City has it all. For easy riding, check out the lower trails in the South Canon network, or some of the flow lines at the Royal Gorge Park. For more challenging trails, head to Oil Well Flats, the upper trails at South Canon, and the Hogbacks.

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