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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Buffalo Creek Loop - Pine Lake Trailhead
A nice tour of popular Buffalo Creek trails on the NW side of the area - from Pine Lake Park. Near Morrison, CO
Travois Trail
Awesome singletrack - smooth, flowy, with beautiful descents and moderate climbs Near Golden, CO
Evergreen Mountain
Ascend most of the slope of Evergreen Mountain and enjoy a fast paced descent down the other side. Near Morrison, CO
Canyon Loop
The original Betasso loop - a short but entertaining loop close to Boulder. Near Boulder, CO
Benjamin Loop
A new trail in 2011 that adds 4 miles of great singletrack to the Betasso system. Near Boulder, CO
Betasso Preserve
A solid ride close to Boulder that is often ridden from town. Near Boulder, CO
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Idaho Springs  


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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Abner Albino on the first ascent of Under Loch and...

Under Loch and Key V5 6C  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Under Loch and Key Boulder
Start with a good left and right crimp low. Move up to a small crimp rail leading to good holds. Top out with a big move left, past the lip to a jug. This is very good. It is easily one of the best V5s I have done....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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