The Keystone Bike Park consists of some of the country's best downhill trails with progressive terrain for riders of all abilities. Take your bike up a chairlift and gain access to some of Colorado’s most exhilarating expert downhill challenges with rock gardens, rock drops and high-speed features. Beginner and intermediate bikers can enjoy roller coaster rides over bridges and berms without the steepness or rock gardens you’ll find in other areas of the park.
And, Keystone is the hub for hundreds of miles of world-class single track . The Keystone Bike Park trails combined with the trails branching from the Colorado Trail provide seemingly endless riding opportunities.
Bike Park Stats
- Dercum Summit: 11,640 feet
- Base Elevation: 9,280’
- Vertical Drop: 2,360’
- Number of Trails: 55
- Miles of Trails: 55
Beginner and Intermediate Trails
Downhill biking is a blast at Keystone. The bike park crew have been working hard to widen trails, add countless new berms for a flowier ride and even built a new beginner, learning zone at the base. Be prepared for some long rides up on the mountain. Single-track, dirt trails that includes open and forested areas, some rocks and tree roots make up our green trails. Blue trails have steeper grades, larger rocks and roots, tabletop features and requires good mountain bike skills.
Keystone offers Colorado’s most exhilarating downhill challenges with rock gardens, rock drops and high-speed jumps. And our bike park crew have been working hard to add even more improvements, including new berms, more jumps and a new beginner, learning area at the base of River Run Gondola.
Got a question for our bike crew? Email the Keystone Bike Park to learn more about bike rentals and lift tickets, or call 800-354-4386.
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It's a progressive skills park for all abilities, it has a black jump trail, a blue jump trail, and a green trail, with rollers that the beginners love, as well as the experts. There is also a small skills park with logs, rocks, and rollers.
Located off the Paid-in-Full trail, the Drop Zone consists of a series of ridgeline drops transformed into free falls:
Piranha, Barracuda and Jaws - three ramps - ranging from a small 5-foot drop to a 14-foot drop that allows you to launch up to 22 feet.
Paranoid - Rock drop with a natural take off and narrow wooden landing between the trees.
Voodoo - Rock garden into a North Shore.
Witch Doctor - North Shore feature launching you straight into the air ending with a G-Out (a natural landscape feature shaped like a berm ending in a straight and steep downhill run out).
Rules of the Trail:
Uphill traffic always has the right-of-way.
Bikers yield to pedestrians.
Accident or Lost?
Retrace your steps or proceed downhill until you come to an emergency phone located in a bright red box. Call extension 4000 or 970-496-4000 from a cell phone.
Lightning or Thunderstorms
Mountain Bike Preparation
Lifts may close on occasion causing delays. Brief afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains. Seek shelter when you see a storm developing. You are responsible to take the proper precautions to include keeping of ridge lines and staying clear of chairlift houses and towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees and sign posts. Please take this into consideration when planning mountain activities.
Temperatures ranges from 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day to 40 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Swings in temperature can be drastic in short periods of time.
High Altitude Awareness
- Sunscreen/lip balm
- Windproof fleece or wool sweater/jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Sturdy shoes with good tread
- Water and energy food
- Biking gloves (recommended)
- Secure all lose clothing or bags
Above 8,000 feet, altitude illness affects 20 percent to 30 percent of visitors from low elevations to some degree. Upon arrival in this area, take it easy for the first day or two. Drink two or three times more water or fluid than usual. Limit alcohol consumption for two or three days and minimize caffeine intake. Limit salty foods and increase carbohydrate consumption. Most importantly, listen to your body. Do not push the limits of your physical capabilities.
Common Symptoms of Altitude Sickness
- Shortness of breath when exercising.
- Faster Heartbeat
- Unusual Tiredness
- Difficulty Sleeping
Those with one or more of these symptoms may have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If the symptoms do not subside shortly, a doctor should be called.