Spring riding is in full spring in the Roaring Fork Valley. The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and more trails open each week. Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association is hard at work building new trails, cleaning up old ones, and making the RFV a premier mountain biking destination. 

Here’s the latest on trail openings and conditions, brought to you by RFMBA. Sign up for the RFMBA weekly newsletter for more updates, events, and dig parties, and to support your local bike trail chapter!

Sunshine and warm temperatures have dried out just about all the trails in the mid and lower valley. 

  • Thanks to a big lopping and corridor cutback effort by the RFMBA Seasonal Trail Crew, Lower Hunter Creek trails including Hummingbird and Lower Plunge are getting cleared and drying out as well.
  • Sky Mountain Park, Snowmass Rim and Seven Star trails are good to go.
  • The RFMBA Seasonal Trail Crew also tackled some difficult rock slides and trail fixes on Lightning Bug, Tramway and Upper Coal Camp trails in South Canyon. So thanks to the crew, South Canyon is fully open and riding great!
  • Grandstaff is riding well.  And be sure to enjoy the new couple of berms at the final runout featuring a minor alternative line.
  • Aside from a patch or two of snow and occasional mud spots, Prince Creek and the trails on the north side of Crown Mountain are dry.  We recommend riding early morning and late evening for cooler temperatures.
  • June 1st, marks the opening to bikes of the Sutey Ranch Access trail on the north side of Red Hill.
  • Basalt Mountain, Mansfield Ditch, Forest Hollow and most of the White River National Forest trails are now open, however many may have uncleared deadfall and snow and muddy conditions in higher elevations. 
  • If you are exploring any of these backcountry trails and come across trail issues that we should know about, (like how many trees are down) please let us know at info@rfmba.org so we let the trail crew or trail agents take care of it. 
  • Be aware that the wildlife closures in the Tom Blake, Governement, and Bike Park trails in and around Snowmass remain in effect . Tom Blake and Sequel trails will open June 21. Government and Anearobic Nightmare open June 28.
  • And don't forget about the Thursday evening (June 8th)  Imperial Gardens dig parties.

    Stay tuned for more updates next week. Stay safe, yield to uphill traffic, and ride on!

    May 17, 2023 — Manasseh Franklin