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Green Mountain Intermediate Loop

Intermediate
 3.6 (152) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A quick loop of Green Mountain from the West parking lot off Rooney Road.


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8.4

Miles

13.5

KM

90%

Singletrack

6,843' 2,086 m

High

6,068' 1,850 m

Low

881' 269 m

Up

877' 267 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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Overview

A great loop of Green Mountain that avoids most of the road. For a great combo longer ride, start with this loop and then head up Zorro trail to the west of the parking lot up to Dakota Ridge.

Description

Head to the South out of the parking lot and over C-470, Once on the dirt bear right for a short climb and continue around through the flowy section of Green Mountain Trail after passing the first intersection with Rooney Valley Connector. You'll meet the Rooney Valley Trail again in about 3/4ths of a mile.

Continue straight through to remain on Green Mountain Trail and up the short steep climb. After another more consistent climb, you'll come through another quick flat section before meeting the Hayden Trail. Turn Left on the Hayden trail to an immediately steep climb, after the first 2 switchbacks the trail becomes more of a steady climb.

When you reach the next trail intersection be sure to make the sharp left in order to stay on the Hayden Trail. The rest of the Hayden trail winds around the top ridgeline with some loose rocks and amazing views of red rocks. Continue this climb until you get to the road. Bear left on the road for a short downhill and a steep uphill to the peak. At the peak make a sharp left to the cairn at the peak and the Rooney Valley Trail.

Follow the Rooney Valley Trail for a fun downhill. Stay right at the first intersection about a mile into the downhill and when you reach the Green Mountain Loop trail Stay to the right again. A short uphill will reward you with another fast flowy downhill to get back to the bridge across C-470.

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Shared By:

Chris Wahlen

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  3.6 from 152 votes

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  3.6 from 152 votes
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Photos

Flow with a view.
Apr 10, 2022 near West Pl…, CO
View due south from the top of Rooney Valley Trail, right before the descent.
May 31, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
Top of Green Mountain, looking North - South Table Mtn, North Table Mtn, Golden and Longs Peak in the distance.
Dec 4, 2017 near West Pl…, CO
One of the nice lookouts / resting spots along the mellow Green Mountain Loop.
Nov 14, 2013 near Morrison, CO
The first switchback climbing up the Hayden Trail
Jul 5, 2018 near West Pl…, CO
Descending Rooney.
Apr 10, 2022 near West Pl…, CO

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Check-Ins

Sep 16, 2022
Kristen Caples
Sep 2, 2022
Cam Hands
Aug 31, 2022
Cody Teliczan
Aug 25, 2022
Carmen Colagiovanni
Aug 20, 2022
Jon Gordon
Aug 13, 2022
Ryan Vogelsberg
Solid blue loop that's very fun, though a bit crowded. Rooney Valley mid-section is very fun downhill. Getting up top is a chore. Don't bike up Rooney 7.5mi — 1h 30m
Aug 11, 2022
Brian K
2h 00m
Aug 6, 2022
Mike Deats
Busy Saturday morning, but a fun time! Rooney Valley Trail was a bit too much for me at this point. Need to build up my endurance and confidence. 8.5mi — 0h 58m