Guidebook

The 5 Flowiest Beginner MTB Trails in Summit County

Skip the gnar and find the flow with these 5 beginner trails in Summit County.

Description

The trail system in Summit County is so intricate and tightly-wound that if you just pull out a map and start looking at it, it can be difficult to ascertain how the trails work together to create logical loops and routes. If you’re trying to find a route of a specific difficulty, the chore gets even more difficult. A beginner trail may lead to an advanced black-diamond descent… and what if you don’t want to risk life and limb?! If you’re trying to find a beginner-friendly route through the maze of singletrack in Summit County, look no further than the 5 trails in this guidebook.

The first three trail recommendations are all classic XC loops that follow smooth, flowy singletrack trails. You can’t go wrong with any of these options—choose the one that’s closest to you, and go from there!

The final two recommendations are both lift-served runs at Keystone and Breckenridge, respectively. If you’re tired of pedaling up hills and you simply want to coast down a smooth, flowy singletrack trail over and over again, buy a ticket at either Keystone or Breckenridge and hit up these delightful downhill trails!

Aqueduct -> Soda Creek Beginner Loop
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Aqueduct -> Soda Creek Beginner Loop

16.1 km
320 m
320 m
As smooth and flat of a beginner mountain bike loop as you'll find just about anywhere in Colorado.
Easy
Private
Frisco Peninsula Perimeter Loop

Frisco Peninsula Perimeter Loop

10.0 km
101 m
101 m
Superb early season pedaling on beginner-friendly singletrack.
Easy
Private
Flumes Loop

Flumes Loop

Salida
9.9 km
192 m
192 m
An excellent beginner loop through the complex Summit County trail system.
Easy
Private
Girl Scouts -> Let it Ride -> Celtic Way
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Girl Scouts -> Let it Ride -> Celtic Way

Keystone
10.1 km
9 m
709 m
An excellent top-to-bottom beginner flow trail
Easy
Private
Swinger
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Swinger

Breckenridge
6.0 km
5 m
408 m
A flowy beginner trail running top-to-bottom in the Breckenridge Bike Park.
Easy
Private