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!

  • Sky Mountain Park, North Rim and Seven Star are open as of Tuesday May 16th.  If you didn't get a chance last season, be sure to check out the new Incline Trail. And don't forget, Airline Trail is DOWNHILL ONLY!!!
  • After being closed recently due to mud flow issues, South Canyon's Tramway and Lightning Bug trails are now open.  Please be cautious on washout sections. 
  • South Canyon's Upper Coal Camp trail, which typically opens May 16th may have a delayed opening due to muddy conditions and deadfall. 
  • Most of the Prince Creek/Crown Mountain trails are dry except for upper Undie, Overie and a few isolated snow drifts.
  • If you are riding the new Crown Royale trail, off Buckhorn Traverse, for the first time, be sure to leave a healthy gap between riders. And of course, please follow the pre-ride, re-ride, free-ride mantra.

Still Closed in Snowmass:

  • Tom Blake Trail, Sequel Trail and other trails in the Elk Camp and Two Creeks vicinity are closed, reopening June 21.
  • Government, Sugar Bowl, Anaerobic Nightmare closed until June 28.

Red Hill open and dry.

  • Sutey Ranch opens to bikes June 1st.

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

May 17, 2023 — Manasseh Franklin