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A popular and easy mountain bike trail following the route of an old...

A popular and easy mountain bike trail following the route of an old narrow-gauge railway line.

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Nice and easy with great virws

If you are looking for an easy starter trail for off roading that has great views this is your trail. Very easy going with only a few rocky spots here and there. There is a jive... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Aurora, Colorado
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Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an easy starter trail for off roading that has great views this is your trail. Very easy going with only a few rocky spots here and there. There is a jive picnic area along the route about 7.5 miles into the trail at the top of the hill. If you are starting from the main... More 

Thank Wyldecamp
Boulder, Colorado
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This trail was been extant since the late 19th Century. It is pristine and deserves respect and to be treated well. It is an ideal place to walk your dogs in sun or snow. The elevation is over 8000 feet and can be quite chilly. In the winter it can be a good ski trail and in summer a mountain... More 

Thank Jon_Scuba_11
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful views from the trail, forgot binoculars. : ( It was great anyway. Pennsylvania Gulch Road is only for serious off roaders (was white knuckle on PA Gulch Rd!) While on Swiss trail, caught a moose lying in a large puddle. He got up and took off but it was breathtaking to to him up close, if only for 10... More 

Thank donnaibbott
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This trail is drop dead gorgeous. Bring binoculars, as views are uniquely spectacular for distance. For you hikers, bikers, wheelers, riders, and especially, you botanists will find this trail cuts through unique biota that will give you a chance to easily examine geology and plants, that otherwise would require considerable effort. A local favorite. Easy access to the botany, views... More 

Thank William S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

You will love this trail if you are a nature lover. Scenery for days. The only thing to warn you about are some blind hairpin turns and definitely not for lower stance cars. We have a jeep and drove over quite a few boulders jutting out of the road. It is also very narrow, can be a little hairy trying... More 

Thank BDU50
Boulder, United States
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Taking the trail in four wheel gives you a glimpse of what it would have been like by train. The views are spectacular.

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Hays, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is one of the few trails that are open year-round in the area and is relatively flat. With a lifted jeep it was a fun trail in the snow but wouldn't be a good idea for a small car or a biker if any snow is on the ground.

Thank HighSpeedLowDrag
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The Switzerland Trail is the old route the railroad used to get up to the mines of yesterday. The tracks have been removed making a fun trail to explore wit a high clearance vehicle. You can start above Gold hill, off Peak to Peak hi way or through Four mile canyon. Great place just to escape suburbia and camp or... More 

Thank totman
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

If you exit Boulder on Mapleton Ave and come onto Sunshine Canyon Dr, you'll have a almost continuous climb into the town of Gold Hill. You'll eventually make a left onto Switzerland trail. The ride is technically easy and the views are breathtaking. Bike up to the Sugerloaf Mtn. where you can either follow the trail towards the peak-to-peak highway... More 

Thank Olof K
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area, the trail is well kept and very easy. We took our jeep but a car would make it through.

Thank Judy H

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