Of course the first blog post in the series of "A ride a week" is going to be the Estes Epic Course!
25 miles of dirt service roads and single track that will leave your legs screaming at the end. This route is everything Estes has to offer for mountain bikers rolled into one. This route is so good that it has been turned into Estes Park’s first Mountain Bike and Ultra Run race in September called the Estes Epic. If you are getting burned out on the crowds in the National Park just head up here to the Roosevelt National Forest and be amazed as you go hours without seeing another person while exploring trails that would make RMNP jealous.
Strava File: Click Here
Tips: If you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle then plan on starting your journey in town or at the bottom of Little Valley. The area is sparsely attended, but parking requires a vehicle with off-road capabilities. If you do not have a 4x4 then just follow the strava file which uses the largest parking area in Estes Park.