Located in the heart of Castle Rock, Colorado, the trail system under review offers an inviting array of singletrack routes perfect for riders of all levels. With its panoramic front range views and tight switchbacks, the 12-mile network is a must-try for any mountain biking enthusiast.
To reach the trail, exit from I-25 at exit 182 and go west for approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto Coachline Rd and continue for 1 mile. Turn left on Foothills Dr and proceed for 0.4 miles. Then make another left onto Clear Sky Way and drive 0.25 miles until you reach Bison Park. Parking is available here, and trailheads are within a block or two from the parking area.
The trail offers minimal technical aspects, focusing mainly on switchbacks and short, steep climbs. While veteran mountain bikers may find the lack of technicalities a bit underwhelming, this makes it an excellent spot for newcomers to the sport or those looking to train.
One of the most alluring features of the trail is its stunning views of the front range, making it perfect for a refreshing after-work ride or as a warm-up following the winter months.
The trail system is a web of multiple loops and connections, so you can customize your ride as you see fit. Different segments can easily be pieced together to create a new experience each time.
The trail network at Castle Rock serves as a charming locale for casual riders and those new to mountain biking. With short but steep climbs, switchbacks, and beautiful scenic views, it provides a satisfying yet non-intimidating experience.The proximity to town and the diversity of the trail—switching from open prairie to hard-packed valleys—adds to its charm. While the trail might not offer an adrenaline rush for more seasoned riders, it is a fantastic place for beginners and those looking to enjoy a leisurely ride in a beautiful setting.