Green Mountain is close to Denver, so when time is crunched it is one of our favorite spots. It is composed of mostly smooth singletrack, steep climbs and quick descents. There are a few places where your brain can get pretty rattled, specifically Box o’ Rox.
You can bring beginners to Green Mountain and show them how much fun cycling can be. There may be some walking however.
GETTING THERE FROM DENVER
We like to take 6th Ave. to the Simms exit. Go South to Alameda where you will go right (West) until the parking lot on the right hand side.
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GREAT MAP OF THE AREA
Follow this link for the official city map of Hayden Green Mountain.
MTBR’s (MounTain Biker Review) TAKE, though not everyone loves it: link.
Go clockwise and take the Hayden trail to the top. Run down Box o’ Rox (with your grip not too tight, but just right) and head South. You get a bonus after you get to the fire road and go west a few meters and turn south. From there is is smooth, fast and flowy singletrack.
Tires to go with would be something close to a Small Block 8 or an Ignitor on the back. And anything grippy on the front; We often run the Weirwolf from WTB.