Montezuma Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 31st most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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South of Dillion, the Montezuma Loop is a cool 14 mile loop around Teller and Glacier Mountains above 11,000. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Dillion, head south on US6 through Keystone. Turn right heading southeast on Montezuma Road for 4.5 miles. Continue across the Snake River and park just south of Montezuma. Ride up Montezuma road for 3.6 miles and veer right at intersection. The jeep road becomes steeper and rocky on the way up to Cashier Mine. Over Teller Mountain, descend into Deer Creek and stay to the left at Deer Creek Road. While looping towards Glacier Mountain, generally stay to the right at intersections. Climb past General Teller Mine and drop back into the Deer Creek Drainage toward Montezuma.

Overall, Montezuma Loop Trail is the 31st most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Montezuma Loop Trail including Colorado Trail - Searle / Kokomo Pass, Colorado Trail - Swan River Valley, Mayflower Gulch, Miners Creek Trail, Peru Creek and Tiger RoadWilliams Peak.


Local Contact(s):  Arapaho National Forest (303) 498-1100; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Best Season:  Summer

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bed & Breakfast On Main, Breck (800) 221-1091; Fireside Inn, Breck (970) 454-6456

Luxury Loding:  The Vintage Hotel (970) 726-8801; Keystone Lodge (970) 496-3715

Breakfast Restaurant:  Pika Bagel; Paintbrush Cafe; Clint's Coffeehouse.

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/3/2016

ID:  5949


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