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Mountain-biking destinations in the Springs

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Looking to shed some pounds and get fit, sans gym membership? Check out Colorado Springs' top bike trails. You can ride most of those listed below virtually year-round; if you're interested in biking Barr Trail, though, don't wait too long. Parts of Pikes Peak can see first snowfall in September.

Falcon Trail: Located within the Air Force Academy
Length: 11.5 miles, loop
Level: Difficult

New Santa Fe Trail: Begins at the Air Force Academys south gate and goes to Palmer Lake
Length: 30 miles, up and back
Level: Easy

Palmer Park: Nearly unlimited trails in this 500-plus-acre park in the middle of the city
Length: Depends on trails
Level: Moderate
Pikes Peak Barr Trail: Goes from Manitou Springs to Barr camp, halfway to the Pikes Peak summit
Length: 13 miles, up and back
Level: Difficult

Pikes Peak Greenway: Runs through Monument Valley Park and ends in Dorchester Park, parallel to I-25, Monument Creek and Fountain Creek
Length: 17 miles, up and back
Level: Easy

Waldo Canyon Trail: Starts near Rosemont Reservoir on Old Stage Road and ends at Stratton Reservoir
Length: 14 miles, loop
Level: Difficult

Visit bikecolorado.com for more details.

Compiled by Angela Grosshans

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