Cortina is big: it's got twice the vertical of Vail or Mammoth Mountain. Cortina is dramatic: located in the heart of the Dolomites near Italy's northeast corner, it's an exceptionally sharp and rocky cluster of limestone peaks. Cortina is famous: host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina has been one of Europe's premier ski resorts ever since.
The Copper Harbor trail system is located 50 miles north of Houghton, MI at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Trailheads are located within the village at the Copper Harbor Welcome Center and one mile south of town at the county-owned Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, off of US Hwy 41.
In an area blessed with an array of great trails, it's sometimes tough to pinpoint a favorite. However, in the fat-tire mecca of Downieville, California, there may be consensus: the Big Boulder Trail is "the one." This trail features sustained climbing, outstanding mountain scenery, varied technical challenges, and singletrack descending that almost lives up to that impossible descriptor: endless. The Big Boulder is a historic 130-year-old mining trail, which has recently been revived as one of mountain biking's finest singletracks.
The Buckhorn ride features the best of classic Southern California riding: long climbs on well-maintained fire roads, followed by steep, challenging singletrack descents. It adds beautiful views and a remoteness that's sometimes missing in SoCal mountain biking. Your cell phone won't work most of the time, and you may encounter overgrown stretches and other adventere-inducing conditions. Congratulations — you have officially escaped the front country!
Located an hour west of Denver, the Buffalo Creek trail system features smooth, rolling singletrack and lots of variety. The area has been damaged by forest fires recently, but you'll witness nature's ability to rebuild itself. The diverse trail system meanders through areas unaffected by fire, as well as surreal, barren landscapes still rebounding. These are among the best trails in the greater-Denver region. You¹ll enjoy mountain views, majestic rock formations, great downhills, smooth roller coasters, and almost all singletrack.
Located at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the Bull Mountain trail network includes more than 50 miles of great riding. The IMBA Epic route covers about 30 miles - nearly all of it singletrack. The trails include a little bit of everything - red clay singletrack, loose rocks, a few stream crossings, and some steep, sustained climbs. This is a multi-use trail system and you can expect to meet horses, especially on weekends.
The growing Alafia River State Park trail network features 17 miles of trails winding through the Florida forest about 30 minutes southeast of Tampa. The park includes rolling terrain, riverside routes, and several miles of technical quarry riding. With close to a dozen creek crossings and bridges, this is not your typical Florida landscape. Nearby Boyette Park adds another 15 miles of connected trail.