Garfield County Mountain Bike Rides: Wulfsohn |

Garfield County Mountain Bike Rides: Wulfsohn

Wulfsohn is a fairly new trail system which ranges from easy to difficult.
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Garfield County offers a wide variety of mountain bike trails — smooth dirt and rocky descents; short, rollercoaster funfests; and long, challenging epics. Plus, terrain spans rocky, desert riding to lush, forest scenes.

There are lots of trails close to towns (or in them), and some that require a long drive into national forest land.

See if you can pry secrets from local bike shops, or at least get advice on trail conditions.


From downtown Glenwood Springs, travel west on Eighth Street. Turn right onto Midland Avenue at the light, then left on Wulfsohn Road at the Community Center.


Still a fairly new trail system, Wulfsohn trails range from really easy to fairly difficult. Nothing is too long, and trails are close to town for a quick ride. Add a little mileage and an easy warm-up by parking at the Jeanne Golay Trailhead and riding Olsen Trail over to Wulfsohn.


Distance — 1.4 miles

Difficulty — Moderate/Difficult


Probably the system’s crown jewel, Defiance climbs up the hillside through oak brush with some tight turns, steep climbs and even a few rocks. Ride back on Stevie Bob, or add in Wulfsohn North for the whole experience.


Distance — 1.1 miles

Difficulty — Moderate


This is a fun, twisty, rocky, intermediate trail great for making loops with other trails.


Distance — 0.5 miles

Difficulty — Moderate


This trail is a good, rocky, intermediate singletrack accessing the park or leading to views at the Wave on the Colorado River.

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