This 6.5 mile trail system is located in the Highlands residential area. It consists of lower, middle and upper flume singletrack trails. This ride is great for all bike riding levels, but there are a few steep loose climbs that can be a bit difficult for beginners. The loops is a well marked loop and can be ridden in either direction.

Parking: There isn’t a trailhead parking lot, but you can park across the road at the Recreation Center. For detailed directions go here.

Betty’s Trail is located 3/4 miles up French Gulch on the north side of the road. This .9 mile singletrack trail climbs through multiple switchback and then descends back to French Gulch. If you continue east, you make your way across a paved road to Gold Run Road.

This trail is also pet friendly and great for a short hike with a furry friend.

Have you made it out on the trails yet? Blair Witch is a great trail to start your season on. This 1.4 miles winding trail is perfect for an easy/intermediate trail rider. Switching between open space and trees, this ride will keep you on your toes.

11009348_10103119737028904_3982019446341394387_n 10986479_10103119736789384_6253332643495384376_n 11049598_10103119736719524_3119714411682744022_n 11128648_10103119736624714_4545154200951533694_n 11214362_10103119736514934_66530636504351673_nThis weekend looks like it’s going to be a rainy one, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Check out the Georgetown Loop Railroad! They offer train rides, mine tours and dinner rides.

The Loop: You may want to pay a little extra for the fully enclosed car, but this 3.1 miles loop will take you over 4 bridges, up 640 feet and around 2 corkscrew loops. This ride from Georgetown to Silver Plume provides stunning views of the Clear Creek Valley. For more about this exciting ride click here.

Mine Tour: Why not add a little more excitement to your day by adding a mine tour to the itinerary. You can check out the Lebanon Silver Mine or the Lebanon Extension Mine. Both options are only accessible by train and will take you back in time to explore some rich history. For more details and tour lengths click here.

Dinner Rides: Choose between the wine and cheese train or the beer and brat train. All rides take place in a parlor car and will take you on an hour and a half journey through the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District. Ride times are more limited, click here for more information.

Any of these options would be a great way to see some stunning views, learn about Colorado’s mining history and create some great memories. For more information and to book a ride contact either the Grand Time Lodge or Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Activities Department.