Keystone Bike Park is a three-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Known for its raw and technical riding, Keystone Resort's bike park is one of the biggest in the US, offering 55 inter-connected trails with aggressive descents, drops, berms and anything else that can be ridden on a bike. Featuring rock gardens, jumps and creative wooden features, riders of all levels can find challenging terrain among Keystone’s 100 miles of lift-serviced singletrack.
Keystone's massive trails system is one of the most progressive downhill and freeride biking areas in the US, but cross-country singletrack is not neglected. Featuring 100 miles of lift-serviced singletrack mountain biking terrain across 55 trails, the mountains progressive terrain welcomes riders of all ability levels.
Known by riders as trail-for-trail one of the best bike parks in Colorado, expert riders come for the rock gardens, drops, high speed features and the Drop Zone, an expert-only terrain park consisting of a series of ridgeline drops transformed into free falls, while novice riders appreciate that Keystone Bike Parks beginner trails consist of open and forested areas with some rocks and roots, and intermediate trails contain some steeper grades, larger rocks and roots and some man-made wooden features.
WHAT'S NEW AT KEYSTONE BIKE PARK
The Keystone Bike Parks dedicated trail crew solely responsible for trail maintenance and upgrades, have completed a variety of upgrades and improvements to numerous trails over the last two seasons.
The 2015 Keystone Bike Park features a variety of upgrades and additions, including chairlift bike trays, a bigger and better skills park with improved jump lines, new features and berms and jumps on select trails. The addition of self-loading bike trays to the Summit Express chairlift will increase uphill capacity while also providing riders with a more convenient and streamlined mountain biking adventure. These drop-in bike trays will be placed every fourth chair and hold three per carrier.
Riders will find plenty of new berms, jumps and features throughout the Park. A few signature additions include a natural wood log feature to the expert trail Cowboy Up, a wall ride feature to the expert trail Paid In Full, a rhythm section to the intermediate trail Mosquito Coast, and a new flow trail with rollers and berms that is designed for all ages and abilities added to the beginner trail Girl Scouts. Additionally, even more new builds will be continued throughout the summer, including a planned remodel on the expert trail TNT and the beginning stages of construction for an entirely new trail.
Keystone says it will continue its dedication to maintaining existing trails and adding new trails with a new bike Trails Crew. This staff will focus solely on on-trail maintenance and building. The bike park has been approved for new trail additions and work will begin in early August, with a planned Summer 2016 debut.
Additional work will continue on existing trails, adding new features and improving flow.
Cowboy Up—Full rebuild to the rock garden completed. Remainder of trail to be done after August. Natural wood log feature added. New berms and jumps added.
Mosquito Coast—New berms. New rhythm section.
Girl Scouts—New Flow trail with rollers and berms, fun for all ages.
2015 KEYSTONE BIKE PARK EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
VIDA MTB Series | June 20 - 21 (LADIES ONLY!)
Whether you're new to the sport or looking to take your skills to the next level, this ladies-only clinic will have you pushing your limits in a fun and supportive environment. Bike rentals, lodging, spa packages, yoga sessions and gourmet meals are all part of the package. Visit VIDAMTB.com.
Wednesday Women's Bike Clinics | Every Wednesday Beginning June 17
Join us every Wednesday for this ladies-only session. Just $30 for lift ticket, bike and gear rental and coaching.
Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour | June 27 - 28
Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon. Need we say more? Burn off calories in the morning on the mountain and then indulge guilt-free in the afternoon!
Big Mountain Enduro | July 11 - 12
The BME courses will challenge riders with rock gardens, drops and high-speed features, along with unique course designs never seen before at Keystone. Throughout the weekend, expect to see at least seven rowdy stages, a non-stop festival taking place in the village and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. This premier stop will also be part of the North American Enduro Tour. Visit BigMountainEnduro.com.
Bluegrass and Beer Festival | August 1 - 2
Enjoy a morning in the Bike Park, followed by an afternoon of fun in the Village. Featuring hundreds of cold craft brews, there's no better way to refuel.
BEYOND THE BIKE PARK
Keystone is situated along the extensive Summit County recreational path, providing miles of great road riding, whether you're a family out for a casual ride or training for your next triathlon. The resort offers cruiser bike rentals for in-resort riding, perfect for actively transporting yourself between the resort's two lively Villages. Cross-country trails are abundant in the area, and allow riders to explore Keystone, Breckenridge and beyond.
GETTING TO KEYSTONE RESORT
Keystone is on CO highway 9, about 75 miles west of Denver in Summit County, CO. Take I-70 West and exit 205 at Dillon, or exit at US-6 west (Exit 216) over Loveland Pass (right before Eishenhower Tunnel) for the spectacular scenic route.
Keystone's massive trails system is one of the most progressive downhill and freeride biking areas in the US, but XC singletrack is not neglected, and beginners are welcome and will find suitable terrain in any of the disciplines. Whether it is your first day mountain biking or you want to terrify yourself run after run, Keystone will deliver.
The infamous Drop Zone, rated one of the best in the country, has progressive terrain for all riders. With rock gardens, drops, and high-speed features there’s never a dull moment on your bike. There are also more than 100 miles of single track for touring.
The Keystone Bike Park consists of some of the country's best downhill trails with progressive terrain for riders of all abilities. Take your bike up a chairlift and gain access to some of Colorado’s most exhilarating expert downhill challenges with rock gardens, rock drops and high-speed features. Beginner and intermediate bikers can enjoy roller coaster rides over bridges and berms without the steepness or rock gardens you’ll find in other areas of the park.
Keystone Bike Park Trails Overview: Keystone offers riders everything from rock gardens, to drops and high-speed features, which means there’s pretty much never a dull moment on your bike at this top rated bike park. From greens to blues to blacks, there is something for riders of all mountain biking abilities. There are also more than 100 miles of single track for touring. Or, for a more relaxing afternoon, take a cruiser ride or road bike along miles of paved bike path.
KEYSTONE, CO – Jaymes Baassiri gave up the "normal" life in Texas to hit the road with his MTBparks Pass and ride some of the best bike parks and singletrack in the Rocky Mountain region. In this third installment of Jaymes' adventure, he finds the key to pushing his personal limits at one of the Rocky Mountain's most notoriously technical bike parks.
KEYSTONE, CO – Our friend Andy Demaline of Downhill Colorado has been running recon in the Rockies for us, and when he gave us the scoop opening weekend at Keystone Bike Park, trail crews hinted at some significant updates, including some work on TNT. The trail has been closed in recent weeks with crews hard at work, so Andy decided to check in and see what was in store. It looks as though everyone's favorite technical Colorado riding destination is building some massive flow features.
KEYSTONE, CO — Keystone Bike Park played host to the second stop of the Big Mountain Enduro this past weekend, July 11 and 12. This year's race proved to be even more technically challenging than previous BME stops at Keystone with additional double-black diamond trails added into the mix. Spectators gathered at the hot spots and were not disappointed by what was an awesome weekend of racing.
KEYSTONE, CO – Keystone Resort Bike Park is a favorite among riders in the Rocky Mountain region for its raw and technical riding, and the resort has big plans for 2015. DownhillColorado.com's Andy Demaline took an opening weekend lap with the new trail crew to get us the details.
KEYSTONE, CO – Keystone Bike Park opens this Friday, June 12, for the summer of 2015. Known for its raw and technical Rocky Mountain riding, Keystone has a host of trail updates for 2015 and joins the MTBparks Pass program.
KEYSTONE, CO – Keystone Bike Park recently anounced a slew of updates and events for 2015 as well as an official opening day. This two-time Top Five Riders' Choice Awards winner for the Rocky Mountains is also one of the newest MTBparks Pass members. Scope the details below and be sure to check out Keystone Bike Park for free this summer with your 2015 MTBparks Pass.
KEYSTONE, CO – Keystone Bike Park joins the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with one FREE day and 21% OFF return visits. In its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 30 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
Keystone, CO – The Keystone Bike Park played host to the third Big Mountain Enduro event and fourth stop of the North American Enduro Tour recently with six intense lift-served, BIG mountain stages on July 12 & 13. It's no secret that Keystone is home to some of the most raw and rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the US offering riders rock gardens, drops and high-speed features to keep them entertained throughout the weekend's stages.
Keystone Bike Park, CO – We found a post about this great deal at Keystone Bike Park that you might want to check out if you're looking to explore lift-access mountain biking. Women’s Wednesdays at Keystone Resort offers a smokin’ deal for women looking to give lift-accessed riding a try.
We went during the first week of the season, and the gondola was only open to mid mountain. This means that only about 1/3 of all the trails were open. In spite of this, the trails were still really fun. The blue and green trails were fun and flowed really well, and the black and double black trails were tight, steep, and challenging with elevated wood features and skinny drops.
Overall, I thought that the trails were built really well, and I would love to go back when the rest of the mountain is open.