DIRT BIKE / ATV TRAILS AROUND ESTES PARK

These are trails you trailer dirt bikes and ATV's too on your own. 

If you rent equipment from us that you trailer on your own, they are yours for the day. You decide where to ride. We can help with suggestions and maps. 

Bunce / Middle Saint Vrain (MSV)

Bunce is the ONLY trail we deliver ATV's too. We operate on this trail via a permit with the National Forest Service. It is one of the most popular trail systems in Northern Colorado. Because of that, it is very busy. Although there are some easy trails here, they are broken up by difficult and extreme trails. Ratings are from 1 to 10 where as 10 is the best. 

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 1

Wildlife --- 8

Views --- 6

Seclusion --- 1

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 30 minutes

Open --- Year-Round (MSV open July 1st - Nov 25th)

Storm Mountain 

The views on Storm Mountain are unmatched and breathtaking. However, the trails to the view points are difficult and steep. That's not a problem in a UTV for a beginner, but on a dirt bike or ATV, it can be very challenging. The up side is that If you can make it through the difficult sections, you're in for a REALLY fun ride. It's beautiful up there and the trails are a blast. 

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 2

Wildlife --- 6

Views --- 10

Seclusion --- 9

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 50 minutes

Open --- Jun 15th - Dec 1st

Johnny and Pierson Park 

If you're looking for easier trails, this is the place to be. However, there are some challenging sections for the more adventurous riders, as well as some special attractions. This is an awesome family riding area. One warning though, at the difficult section of Pierson Park, you need to be cautious. There are some very large bull moose in the area.  

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 9

Wildlife --- 9

Views --- 6

Seclusion --- 8

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 25 minutes

Open --- Jun 15th - Dec 1st

Pole Hill

Pole Hill is just a few minutes from Estes Park. Most of the riding is easy and fun. However, to get to the easy stuff, you need to traverse a 1/2 mile of difficult rock. The picture shows some of the rock. It's easy for beginners in a UTV, but not so much for beginner ATV or dirt bike riders. There are a couple awesome views up top.   

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 4

Wildlife --- 4

Views --- 8

Seclusion --- 7

Full day of riding --- No (1/2 day)

Distance from Estes --- 10 minutes

Open --- Jun 15th - Dec 1st

Donner Pass / Moody and Pennock Pass

This is well worth the drive. There is something for everyone up there. My suggestion is to bypass the 513 trail and head straight for Donner and Pennock Pass. The Donner single track is hard enduro style. You must be at least a B rider. However, there are lots of easy trails in the area. Personally, I like the parking area at the intersection of 926 and 129. It's a great family area for different skill levels.   

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 7

Wildlife --- 6

Views --- 5

Seclusion --- 10

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 90 minutes

Open --- Jun 15th - Dec 1st

Gould / Rand

I can't even begin to go over all the trails in Gould. You could go for days on end out there. There isn't anything too difficult. It's just fun riding no matter what skill level you are. Like the map says, you should consider camping here. You can even rent a cabin in Gould right on the trail. How cool is that? It's is WELL worth the drive.   

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 10

Wildlife --- 9

Views --- 8

Seclusion --- 10

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 3 hours

Open --- Jun 15th - Dec 1st

Switzerland Trail

The best part of Switzerland trail is that it's open year-round. It's also a very easy trail system with some nice views and great seclusion. If you're new to ATV or dirt bike riding, this is the place to be. Having said that, there are some fun sections for more advanced riders. It's about the only trail in northern Colorado that isn't full of rocks. I suggest the parking area down by Gordon Gulch.    

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 10

Wildlife --- 8

Views --- 6

Seclusion --- 9

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 55 minutes

Open --- Year-Round

Miller Rock

Although the trails are wide enough for Jeeps and UTV's, I HIGHLY suggest you steer clear of this trail. You will NOT survive the extreme section. It's secluded enough that you could be in SERIOUS trouble when you get injured out there. Having said that, it's one of my favorite dirt bike riding areas if you have the skill to get up the difficult section.     

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- Absolutely not!

Wildlife --- 5

Views --- 6

Seclusion --- 10

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 35 minutes

Open --- Year-Round

IMI Track

IMI is a great family motor park. They have a pro motocross track, kids track, UTV track, enduro trails, and endurocross track. They do have a $25 entry fee for each machine.    

 

Beginner dirt bike friendly --- 10

Wildlife --- 0

Views --- 0

Seclusion --- 0

Full day of riding --- Yes

Distance from Estes --- 75 minutes

Open --- Year-Round

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