With an abundance of ski resorts and mountain trails surrounding Copper Mountain, biking has quickly become the most popular summer activity in Copper Mountain, CO. Biking in Copper Mountain is such a popular activity that even street biking enthusiasts line the roads, making it a bike-friendly town and environment.
There are plenty of bike rental and tour companies locally that can provide you with bikes, repairs, service, maps and tour guides.
Start at the Vail Pass rest area through through the Shrine Pass Route. Climb for two miles then drop nine miles to Red Cliff. A graded gravel road for four miles becomes a soil route along which you'll find a variety of resting points. Advanced riders can turn off after three miles to the marked Timber Creek and Lime Creek rides. Many bikers shuttle cars between Red Cliff to avoid the long return.
Begin the Wilder Gulch Trail one mile south of the Vail Pass rest area down the paved bike path and head west under the I-70 eastbound lanes. The old Wilder Trail becomes singletrack at times, climbing up a breathtaking valley to a viewpoint on Ptarmigan Pass with impressive scenery.
Some times rocky but almost always rideable, this trail climbs into a beautiful valley. After heading around the western side there are a number of scattered mining shacks and from this valley you can see the Searle Pass saddle directly south well above the tree line.