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French Press


The best intermediate flow trail in the state of Colorado!

Mountain Biking Moderate

10 km
14 m
867 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.5 km
French Press Map

Completed in the fall of 2018, the French Press flow trail quickly became an instant classic. With over 3,000 vertical feet of never-ending berms, rollers, and ultra-fast singletrack, French Press is quite likely the best intermediate flow trail in the state of Colorado!


This trail is all about the berms—berms upon berms upon berms! You’ll find yourself ripping into 15-foot walls of dirt that allow you to keep your speed at top-notch, railing around 180 degrees so you can flow into a set of rollers before you twist the other way on the next berm.

Thanks to the sheer size of the berms, competent riders can scream down this trail at mach-chicken. It’s rare to find a flow trail that allows riders to achieve the speeds that you can reach on some sections of French Press. Blasting down a mountain at top-notch on a bicycle—does it really get any better than this?!

Unlike other flow trails that you might be familiar with, French Press isn’t a jump line. In fact, there are almost no jumps on this trail. Advanced riders may be able to pop and float off a few rollers, but you won’t find any tabletops or any senders. Again, French Press is all about berms, undulating rollers, and sheer downhill ripping. So put thoughts of getting sendy out of your head, and enjoy this trail for what it is: a ripping 3,000 foot descent through some of the best flow in the state of Colorado!



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots

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