If an unconventional mountain biking experience is on your wish list, the trails of Silverdale near Georgetown, Colorado, have got you covered. Once a ghost town, the remnants of its streets and an old railroad grade now serve as a gritty playground for mountain bikers. With no official trail system, Silverdale offers around a mile of premium single track that remains relatively uncharted. Though categorized as an intermediate level network of trails spanning about 2 miles, this is a spot that encourages exploration.
Getting There: From Denver, take I-70 west and exit at Georgetown (Exit 228). Follow signs to Guanella Pass Road and after 2 miles, just past the first reservoir, take the first left. Park near the footbridge.
Silverdale is not your conventional, well-marked mountain biking locale. It's a place for adventurers who don’t mind improvising and exploring lesser-known trails. The area provides a good mix of trails for a short, fun, non-serious biking experience. Though not replete with technical or downhill features, it’s an area where one’s imagination can make up for what’s missing in the landscape. Many thanks go out to Clear Creek Trail Association for keeping these trails in rideable condition. Whether you're up for a serious ride or looking for a fun day out with the kids, Silverdale has something for everyone.