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Highland Mountain Bike Park, New Hampshire
Tucked just 40 minutes north of Manchester, Highland Mountain Bike Park is easily the best place to ride bikes in New Hampshire and debatably on the entire East Coast.
As the world’s only mountain-bike-specific lift served resort, the crew at Highland bleeds passion for the sport. Highland Bike Park has it all from gnarly downhill to slopestyle, cross-country trails and a huge indoor training facility.
Beginner to expert you’ll find something to rip at Highland and with no ski operations to end the season early, you can rip the trails well into October. Highland is currently open for the summer season with daily lift ticket reservations online and social distancing required on the lift.
Must Ride Trail: Fancy Feast
A great place to gain your bearings, Fancy Feast is an excellent trail for beginner riders and aspiring pros alike. The perfect berms and healthy mix of natural/manmade features help make Fancy Feast one of the many classic trails here at Highland.
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire Bike Park is the preeminent destination to ride lift served single track in the Southwest. Angel Fire features over 60 miles of trail with an impressive 2,000 ft. vertical descent.
Roughly 90 miles north of Sante Fe, NM and 150 miles from Albuquerque, getting to quaint Angel Fire requires a little travel but the area is stacked with excellent riding. Outside the bike park the IMBA epic South Boundary ride is just a few miles away.
Must Ride Trail: Candyland
If you’re ready for some serious air time look no further than Candyland, the biggest and best jumps in the entire Angel Fire network of trails. Not for the faint of heart, clearing the massive table tops takes commitment and speed but after one successful lap you’ll be ready to hop on the Chile Express and do it all over again.
Trestle Bike Park, Colorado
Possibly one of the best known bike parks in the world, Trestle at Winter Park has some seriously sweet flow trails and big jump lines. Riders in Colorado and beyond are rejoicing that the park will reopen for summer after a delayed start June 27th.
With great lift infrastructure and a healthy mix of gnar and beginner friendly trails, just about anyone can find fun at Trestle. If you need a break from charging the trails, Trestle also hosts some of mountain bikings biggest events all summer long so you can watch the pro’s show you how it’s really done.
Must Ride Trail: Rainmaker
A rite of passage to riding at Trestle Bike Park, Rainmaker is the quintessential top-to-bottom trail on the mountain. With lots of smooth table tops and a super buff surface, Rainmaker is the place to open it up and get off your brakes. Following 3+ miles of grin worthy descent, head onto the Gondola and check out any one of the other diverse awesome trails.