Nestled within the rugged terrains of Evergreen, Colorado, Dedisse Trail promises a multifaceted cycling experience. Connecting to the popular Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, this 6-mile, intermediate-level, out-and-back route offers everything from grueling ascents to delightful descents, all wrapped up in a single package.
Reach Dedisse Trail without hassle by following these directions:
Upon departure from the lake house, make a right just before the bridge and follow the trail alongside the creek. Expect to cross two bridges before reaching Pioneer Trail, from which you'll move onto Dedisse Trail.
The trail starts as a web of intersecting paths, making it somewhat easy to lose one's way. A sharp, steep section dives into a small creek—make a left turn here to continue. As the trail progresses, it offers both steep, rocky climbs and flowy cross-country segments. After crossing Upper Bear Creek Road, the route becomes more straightforward and leads to a couple of exhilarating switchbacks.
Riders describe the trail as a mix of tough climbs and rewarding descents, emphasizing the diversity in terrain. While the trail can be exhausting, especially for those new to mountain biking, the downhill segments offer ample compensation."The descent is worth the price of admission," says one rider, but caution is advised when sharing the path with hikers. Several other cyclists commend the trail's versatility and its ability to connect to the Alderfer/Three Sisters network for a longer ride.
In a nutshell, Dedisse Trail offers a complex but rewarding cycling experience. While the trail might lack a distinct personality, its variety keeps riders engaged. It's particularly useful for adding extra miles to an Alderfer/Three Sisters ride. For cyclists seeking both challenge and beauty in one package, Dedisse Trail delivers.