Easy | 5 Miles | +45 ft.
This is a great ride to help anyone new to mountain biking gain confidence on dirt trails. The Givelo Northwest trail is flat and winds through lodgepole pines. A lack of climbs allows this to be one of the easier rides in the area. Funds from the Colorado Lottery helped build portions of the Givelo trail.
Park at the John Work Arena Rodeo Grounds and head west on Givelo trail. Givelo trail is a easy single track that parallels CR 73. No climbing other than a few small dips in the trail. After a short distance you will cross CR 50S. Continue on Givelo. You will cross a few driveways. Be careful of cross traffic. Givelo trail will end at Northwest Passage. Turn right on Northwest Passage. Northwest Passage is about the same difficulty as the Givelo trail. You will head north away from CR 73 through open forest. Northwest Passage will end on CR 50. Turn around and retrace your route to return to your starting area. Turning left at the intersection of Northwest Passage will take you to Creekside and the trails in that area.
Driving Directions: Take US Highway 40 to the only traffic light in Fraser and turn left. Follow the road and veer right. Take a left on CR 73 and look for the Rodeo grounds on your right. The trail parallels the road.
LOCAL TIP: Use COTREX, a mobile and desktop application for a statewide comprehensive and interactive trail map, to find the perfect trails and stay up-to-date on any closures. Stop by the Winter Park Information Center in downtown Winter Park for hard-copy maps and additional information or details on road closures and trail work.