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Post Work Sunset Ride

Intermediate
 3.8 (42) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Crank out the upper and lower loops from just off the Coal Creek bike path.


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6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

85%

Singletrack

5,254' 1,601 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

467' 142 m

Up

450' 137 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

A quick combo ride of the upper Sunset East trails as well as the lower Sunset West, including Erie Forest, Sunset Ridge , Sidewinder and Meadows.

Description

From just off the Coal Creek Bike Path there's a nice easy entrance to the trail system- simply cut hard right as you enter to ascend the Sidewinder trail that makes a few mellow switchbacks to the top. From here, pop onto the road that leads uphill to the Sunset East trails. Look for a small sign and entrance to your left to get onto the trails and then ascend whichever way you feel like (there's a newly built Ascent trail that goes straight up between the Green Trail and Blue Trail runs for the most direct route).

From the top take your pick of either the "Green Trail" (left) or "Blue Trail" (right). The Green Trail has been recently rebuilt to include plenty of rollers, jumps and banked turns, while the Blue Trail is more of a flowing downhill run with dips and tighter turns. Feel free to do a few laps to try them both out!

When you're finished doing the upper loops head back down the road to the West trails where you can take the right at the top and then a left to swing onto the Sunset Ridge trail that has a nice banked entrance turn to start things off, keep heading north on this until you reach the terminus of the loop.

Turn left at the end to jump onto the Meadows lower trail that wraps back around and back to where you started. If you're feeling up for another one you can ascend directly from here back to the top where you can polish off the upper Erie Forest trail that offers some fun features to hop off of.

History & Background

Built very recently by the generous efforts of the Erie Singletrack Advocates

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Reed

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 42 votes

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Photos

The Sunset Trails in Erie are aptly named... There are amazing sunset views of the Colorado Front Range out here
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Sunset senders in Erie.
May 19, 2019 near Erie, CO
Nick hits one of the large berms on the "Black Line" on the Sunset Trails in Erie, CO
Apr 17, 2017 near Erie, CO
Upper loops at a fitting sunset.
Oct 27, 2014 near Erie, CO
Sunday funday on the Black Line!
Dec 31, 2017 near Erie, CO
Black line from top to bottom.
Aug 23, 2020 near Erie, CO

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Sep 20, 2022
Quang Huynh
Jun 20, 2022
Greg Makowski
Nov 9, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Oct 22, 2021
Shawn Jenkins
Aug 29, 2021
Blake Szymczak
Aug 12, 2021
Brian H
The gate on the west side trails from the east side was chained and locked. Are the west side trails closed?
Dec 31, 2020
Brian Fitzpatrick
Dec 24, 2020
Matthew Koenig
19mi — 3h 22m