Sidewinder Trail For Mountain Biking
The 133rd most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.
Wednesday 20 July 2016 06:42 GMT
East of Delta, the Sidewinder Trail is a 19 mile singletrack through open desert combining loose soil trail and slickrock. The Sidewinder Trail starts from 75 Road in the north and heads due south to Eagle Road past semi-desert shrub and pinyon-juniper forest. Just to the west, the Peach Valley Road runs parallel to the Sidewinder Trail. There are several dirt roads that intersect both the Sidewinder Trail and Peach Valley Road, so you could form loops of varying length.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead for the Sidewinder Trail from Delta, head east on SR92 for 7 miles. Veer right heading east on 75 Road for 4.0 miles. The signed trailhead parking area is on the right. The Sidewinder Trail starts out of the southeast side of the parking area.
To reach the southern trailhead from Olathe, head south on US 50 for one mile, and then turn left heading east on Peach Valley Road. Continue on Peach Valley Road for 5.5 miles. Turn right on Eagle Road for 1.4 miles to the trailhead.
Tip: Do not try riding if there has been recent rain. You may want to wait about three days after rain for the deep mud to dry. Also, you may encounter dirt bikes or horses especially on the weekend.
Overall, Sidewinder Trail is the 133rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Sidewinder Trail including Paradox Trail, Spring Creek, Buzzard Gulch Loop, Flowing Park Loop and Clear Creek Loop.