Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Roosevelt National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Had a great time on this trail. at the very beginning but my pup and I enjoyed it immensely. Camera died on the way up I'll have to do it again.

off road driving
2 days ago

Just went yesterday in my STOCK 93 Cherokee. This is a very easy trail that takes you out to a nice roundabout that has a nice hike. The drive itself was super easy and you just need clearance for certain spots, and by that I mean just standard clearance for an SUV. The drive was super nice on the rail and got some nice views of the mtns. It was so much fun I did twice in one day!

3 days ago

Beautiful views and super easy trail Signs need a little attention to help

Amazing views. Low traffic. Just straight nature. Loved it. Took my dogs and it tires them out

off road driving
5 days ago

Took a not quite stock JK Wrangler up it. Hardest part is right at the beginning - you need to pick a line up a steep rock outcropping. The Rubicons we accidentally convoyed with walked right up it with their lockers. Next time we'd air down. The rest of the trail is pretty easy but jouncy with rocks. The 2nd half of the trail was closed off, so we never made it to the end.

Switzerland trail is a great first trail for anyone. You can drive this road with any vehicle with a little ground clearance. Take the side roads for additional adventures. Pennsylvania Gulch is a lot tougher road. Enjoy!

off road driving
12 days ago

So Pennsylvania Gulch for my first off road experience ever..., no other vehicles, and at night was quite the challenge. Make sure you have high clearance, good tires, and 4WD Low before you even consider going up that one way trail. There is no turn around area, and if there was, you wouldn’t want to undo all the effort it takes to make it up to the end. What an amazing trail; my favorite of all the ones I did for the first time that same day.

2018 Jeep Wrangler Willy’s Package, long wheel base stock. I’m a BMW guy but after this trip, I understand why Jeep is what it is by my own experience. Baseball cap off to Jeep.

Make sure you drive slow down the paved road at night, animal crossings everywhere. Had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a deer, saved by driving under the speed limit.

We did this hike yesterday and loved it. Family friendly, peaceful. Will definitely do it again.

Great hike with a dog lots of shade and water!

Good trail great view. Overall moderate trail with one difficult rock climb

trail running
16 days ago

Trail is great. Road to trail is not the best and full of bikers.

off road driving
17 days ago

Nice trail, did this in 15 f150 supercrew with level and 33s. Tire placement is important to avoid scraping underneath. Slow and steady. Trail is plenty wide as we saw a hummvee with a tour. Mild rock climbing possible for most stock body on frame 4x4s.

off road driving
18 days ago

Did this yesterday, super easy trail to find. I aired down for comfort and would possibly recommend it for a few sections but you could probably make it with out. Easy trail and lots of fun. Got to the top in about 90 min.

off road driving
23 days ago

Road is in decent shape for most vehicles, take it slow. 4 major snow-masses still, first just above Yankee Doodle Lake. Impassible in lifted Jeep just past Forest Lakes trailhead, massive snow-mass across road probably 10 feet deep on side. Stock vehicles won’t make it past Yankee Doodle lake for a least another 2 weeks.

The trail is a little difficult to find and limited parking is available but this hike is seriously amazing! Great views of Estes Park and the surrounding mountains from the top. The hike is fairly easy until the last half mile where it becomes a little steep!

Trail of Poop. We hiked this trail on 6/16/18. Every 10-20 feet there was a bag of dog poop next to the trail. Or just a pile of poop. Ick! What kind of people do this? You choose to bring your dog, you get to carry away it's poop. Don't subject the rest of us to it. I am a dog lover, but this was just too much.

Skip this gross trail. We've never seen anything this disgusting anywhere else.

off road driving
27 days ago

Switzerland trail is fun all around. Take the side roads (waypoints) when you can. That’s what made it a little more interesting. There are some scenic views from the backside of the trail.
For the 4 wheeling enthusiasts, I highly recommend going almost all the way through the trail to the end and take Pennsylvania Road back up. That is pretty intense. You need a lift and lockers to do it in some spots. This road is why I give the trail 5 stars.

2015 Rubicon w/ lift and 35s

Great workout hike. Another one of my local favorites. The first time I did this trail I did the whole loop and did the hiker shuffle back to my car. I went up the nighthawk way and looped back down. Was a solid 9+ miles and I don’t even think I stopped. Oops. The views and scenery are amazing and I really liked the switch backs. Views are breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike through the forest during a light drizzling rain. Saw less than a dozen hikers, bicyclists, and runners - not busy at all.

This is a great trail trail that remains fairly flat throughout. There is a waterfall half way in which is really nice and a couple meadows you walk through with the mountains in the background. We went early in the day and saw few people. Good hike with dogs as well!

shhhhh. Don’t let the word out. On a summer Saturday while the hoards were fighting over parking places or spots on the shuttle in RMNP we had this lovely trail almost to ourselves. Yes, the trail is tough but the wildflowers fantastic (identified over 50) and gorgeous rose quartz pieces on & alongside the trail — not to mention the fabulous scenery. This one’s a keeper

Great Memorial Day hike. The first mile and the last 1/2 mile are a steep workout but well worth it. It was a quiet trail and only crossed paths with 4 other small groups. My wife, dog and I enjoyed this trail immensely and will hike it again.

camping
1 month ago

Love this trail. Camped along the creek Sunday night and a mountain lion entered our camp and chewed the strap off my friend’s backpack. Be alert!

Trail is moderately difficult. Steady uphill climb the whole way. The last half mile is the most difficult but the views from the top are worth it. We had the trail all to ourselves on a Friday afternoon. Lots of shade and lots of wildflowers. We parked across from the post office. Trailhead is located at the top of the small dirt road to the left of the firehouse.

off road driving
1 month ago

The main Switzerland trail is easy and could possibly be done in any suv or outback. Done spectacular views once around the backside. Once you get to the end of you go left it takes to back towards the start on Pennsylvania gulch. This part was really fun and my 15 stock Rubicon did fine. But there was two different vehicles that got stuck due to clearance (stock Tacoma and a Lexus land cruiser) it’s an uphill climb on a narrow trail with no room to let someone by. Overall it was fun and challenging and kept me on my toes the whole time.

1 month ago

Hikes this with my dog today. Attempted to do the 122A loop counterclockwise but missed the turnoff so we did a counterclockwise loop instead. Road was dusty and shaded in parts. The 247D trail seems to be completely overgrown, we had fun crossing the meadows and luckily still had cell service to be able to roughly follow where the AllTrails map said it would be. Once we found 122A there were great views onto RMNP. Not too much off-roading traffic either.

off road driving
1 month ago

This was my first trail ever. I ran it in my stock 15 Rubicon and it was really fun. Will definitely be going back here again. Perfect for a beginner or experienced enthusiast.

Beautiful trail at this time of the year. We were lucky to find a parking spot at 8:30 am on Sunday. Be prepared to share the trail with bikers. I would recommend it on overcast days.

on Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

1 month ago

Easy with a great view!

Good trail, some uphill but not too strenuous

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