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CMC Spring Valley Trail System


The CMC Spring Valley Trail System has 8 miles/12.8 km of existing and newly completed singletrack. The new trails have been designed specifically for mountain biking and offer a wide range of features. The terrain combines pinon and juniper pine forests with sage and cactus. The majestic views of Mt. Sopris can be distracting so keep your eyes on the trail!

From the main campus trailhead, one can start by climbing the upper loop, or descending to the lower loop which surrounds a 22-acre solar array. Both loops combine to make the 4.7-mile State Championships racecourse for the Colorado High School Cycling League.

After climbing the upper loop to the water tower at the highest point on campus, there are 3 options to descend, ranging from a green trail (Dreamer), a blue trail (Slacker) and a one-way directional downhill black trail (Battl’r). These trails were professionally built to deliver inspiring views and progressively more technical challenges.

For younger riders, the one-mile practice loop has minimal elevation gain and is close to campus.

Trails are marked and listed with direction of recommended travel. Trailheads, parking, water and restroom facilities are available at the Field House during open school hours, available here (link to FH page). The CMC campus is dog-free so please leave your pets at home. Trails are open for use from dawn ‘til dusk. Per guidance from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife agency, trails are seasonally closed from December 1 to April 30. Download the trail map HERE.


Trail Facts

The CMC Spring Valley trail system consists of eight trails: Swoop’s Loop, SV Summit Trail, Dreamer, Slacker, Battl’r, Scrapper, East Ridge Loop and Practice Loop.

  • Uses: Mountain biking, hiking allowed on non-downhill biking specific trails
    • Length: 8 miles / 12.8 km
    • Ability Rating: Easy to Difficult (with optional jumps & required drops)
    • No Dogs are allowed
Directions & Wayfinding

From Glenwood Springs, head south on Hwy. 82 for 6.4 miles. Turn left at the traffic light onto Spring Valley Road/ County Road 114. Continue up the hill for 3 miles to the main campus entrance on the right. Turn right and follow the campus drive to the Field House (large 3-story building on the right). Parking is available in several nearby lots.
Please follow all posted rules and most importantly – have fun!

Trail System Rules
  • Trail system is meant for bike and foot traffic. Be courteous and share.
  • Keep right and pass left. Announce and Request to Pass with courtesy.
  • Bikes yield to foot traffic. Downhill traffic yields to Uphill traffic.
  • Respect directional trail signage. NO climbing on designated downhill trails.
  • Retain full control of your bike at all times. Be cautious at blind turns.
  • Dogs are prohibited on all trails on the CMC campus due to wildlife concerns.
  • Wet and muddy trails are vulnerable to damage. Know when not to ride.
  • Stay on existing trails and do not create new ones or new features.
  • Trails and the campus are closed to the public after dark. Trails are open from dawn until dusk.
  • Leave no trace. Pack it in, Pack it out. Plan Ahead. Weather can change quickly.
  • Know your equipment & your ability. Wear a helmet when riding a bike.
  • Respect posted winter seasonal closures.


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Visit Glenwood Springs

Reservations to hike Hanging Lake are released on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. 

 Visit the Hanging Lake page HERE for more information and the booking portal.