East & West Valley Trails is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Bellvue, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
Great beginner trail. Short but definitely got a workout. My 8 yr old did it and even with his bike that has no gears. The east valley trail will lead you to a cove on horestooth reservoir or you can take it to arthur's rock! My husband thought it was too easy but if you've never done mountain biking and aren't used to single tracks i think this is perfect to start out on.
Not hard to find, though I'm not really crazy about the Lory State Park trail map. Encountered a few mountain bikers and runners on the trail but there was room to step off and let them pass. We hiked the East Valley trail and found it easy with a beautiful view at the end of both sides of the valley - the lush, tree side and the other red rock side. Could also see the reservoir from the trail. Several places to enter the trail. We were going to hike the West Valley trail but we got sidetracked on the Shoreline trail. It ran to the reservoir which our feet greatly appreciated when we were soaking them in the cool water...but we decided to follow the shoreline back to the next cove and catch the West trail there. It was fun to do the shoreline but it was really rocky for the most part and a little steep in places and it certainly took us much longer than if we had gone back up the way we had come and finished the hike on the trail.