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Keystone Bike ParkType: Mountain Bike
Base elevation: 9,280 ft.
Summit elevation (Dercum Mountain): 11,640 ft.
Total gain top to bottom: 2,360 ft.
Distance: 55 Miles of trails
Keystone Bike Park located at Keystone Ski Resort in Summit County is home to some the finest all mountain and free ride cycling you may ever experience. With fifty-five named trails in its arsenal the mountain will not disappoint. Take for instance the roll of the Mosquito Coast which is awesome flowing singletrack for the cross country beginner and intermediate rider. You will find yourself traversing through high bank switchbacks and mild drops descending their way back down for more. To the adrenaline filled downhill bunch: wear full protective gear on trails like Punk Rock, Wild Thing and the new Money Trail. Every rider in the group-from father to son and mother to daughter will be able to experience the trails at Keystone. Lift access is available from the River Run Village. There are many options waiting for you. The park is scheduled to open June 26 2009 depending on the weather conditions. Bike rentals are there for your convenience if you choose. Full suspension bikes range from sixty-one dollars a day to a full downhill machine complete with pads and helmet starting at ninety seven dollars daily. Lift tickets range from twenty one dollars for a single run to thirty-five bucks for a day of unlimited use. A season pass is also an option for the local scene at $299. Once on the trail system you are able to link to the Colorado Trail which runs from Denver to Durango offering more choice for the day long enthusiast. With the amount of trails and near endless possibilities, the potential is there for a long day of riding, so be prepared by bringing plenty of water or energy drinks along with food for the trail. The River Run Village offers several choices for you and the whole family if they choose not to ride by having friendly eateries and shopping options.