it will take 3 or 4+ hours, or even a couple of rides to ride everything up here. Short rides are an hour or less.
I usually ride up Three Gulch trail to the first summit of the plateau. Then breifly on Blue ribbon to Roller coaster up & down, then continue straight down until Faerie trail loop is on your left.
Return on Bogus trail on right. Ride down to parking Lot on Mushroom rocks trail, or three gulch trail. Or for more climbing(or sometimes pushing and walking) head up Elk mtn. traverse on your left from Faerie Trail. It is worth it! You will find excellent trail riding after this second long climb. Outer loop, and Sage loop are shortest, and Northside loop is longest. These trails are not so incredibly difficult,( but can be dangerous in sections to any inexperienced riders!) but are still definitely challenging even for full time experts and locals. It is not all easy.
Summer days are too hot here, ride in the late spring or fall. Weekends are a little too busy, this is a very busy and popular area for hikers and bikers. Doug Parks, Aspen.
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