5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Colorado

By Madison Dragna

5 Amazing Dirt Motorcycle Trails in Colorado

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Colorado is the perfect place to ride a dirt bike. With a variety of off-roading trails, especially single track trails perfect for dirt bikes, you’re sure to have a great time in Colorado’s backcountry. No matter if you’re a novice or an expert, there is a trail in Colorado to test your skills. Get your tires dirty at these five great dirt motorcycle trails in Colorado. 

1. Taylor Park

Taylor Park is an off-roading playground. There are 40 amazing trails to take your dirt bike, no matter what skill level you are. Since this area has interconnecting trails, it is a great spot to camp and ride. You could spend days or even weeks here and not travel on the same trail twice. Now do keep in mind that there are other off-riding vehicles in the area, such as Jeeps and four-wheelers. However, there are many incredible single track trails that are perfect for motorcycles. Advanced riders will love the Star Trail and Timberline Trail. For more moderate terrain that will please beginners, head to Slaughter Gulch. 

2. Bocco Mountain

Find 18 miles of single track trails around the area of Bocco Mountain. Expect incredible scenery and some challenging trails. Do keep in mind that this area is closed from December to April, so plan a summer trip to gain access to this off-road area. Now there are not only single track trails but also two track trails in the area that accommodate Jeeps and other off-roading vehicles. When it comes to the single track trails, play it safe by always traveling in the specified direction indicated on trail maps. Since Bocco Mountain is just outside of Wolcott, this area is accessible for bikers staying or living in Vail or Eagle. 

3. North Divide Trail System

If you’re located near Colorado Springs, the North Divide Trail System is a great place to take your dirt bike. With both single track and ATV trails in the area, this place is regularly frequented by off-roading junkies. This trail system is also referred to as Woodland Park or 717 and is nearby Rainbow Falls, which is also a popular riding destination. The dirt motorcycle tracks in the North Divide Trail System vary from easy to intermediate. 

4. Texas Creek OHV Area

The riding area at Texas Creek is not the biggest on this list but it is sure to be a great day of riding. Like many of the areas listed, Texas Creek caters to both ATV riders and dirt bike riders. Everyone in the group, no matter if they are a beginner or expert, will feel confident and comfortable on the trails at Texas Creek. Most of the trails are easy and intermediate. This area does differ from other Colorado areas because it is a high desert. So during the summer months, temperatures can reach as hot as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you can get past the heat, soak in the views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. 

5. Bangs Canyon

Bangs Canyon is home to not only off-road trails but also awesome hiking and rock climbing spots. There are three main off-roading spots, Tabeguache Trail, Billings Canyon Jeep Trail, and Third Flats ATV trail system, which are open to all OHVs. The trails here vary from mild to wild. No matter what trail you choose to ride, expect to catch great views of Grand Mesa and Grand Valley. To start your adventure here, begin at the Bangs Canyon Trailhead where all motorized trails start.

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