Get off the beaten track
Number of Trails: 110
Golden is a community that lives and breathes authentic biking culture. From adrenaline-pumping descents, flowy and breathtaking singletrack, to lift-accessed alpine riding, just looking at the number of tailgate pads and bike racks around town will tell you one thing: Golden is at the heart of all things mountain biking.
Golden has a large network of over 180km’s of XC trails including the 3 distinct trail networks of Mountain Shadows, Moonrakers, and the CBT network. Among these areas you can find a variety of terrain: janky rock slabs, flowy singletrack, jump trails, big vistas, and family-friendly casual pedaling.
For one of the most famous downhill descents in the world, visit Mount 7 for pedal or shuttle-access riding. Home to the legendary Psychosis downhill race, this mountain is steeped in downhill history and, if you do it right, it is not uncommon to descend over 12,000 vertical feet before lunchtime. At the bottom of Mount 7, find some great pedal-access intermediate trails or ride the newly finished (2023) skills park that caters for all skill levels.
Golden is also home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Bike Park, where you can discover some of the most accessible alpine riding in North America. With 3700 feet of vertical drop, 50+ trails, and sweeping views, Kicking Horse has everything from easy, buffed single tracks to rocky, rooty technical descents.
Get off the beaten track and learn more about Golden mountain biking at https://www.tourismgolden.com/activities/summer/biking