The Erie singletrack trails are perfect for all skill levels; whether you are a beginner, a returning cyclist, or an expert, you will find a trail suited to your abilities. The trail network is built on Town-owned open space offering fantastic views of the Front Range, especially at sunset. The trail system is split between two areas: Sunset West and Sunset East, with a parking lot which services both areas located just west of the CR5/CR6 intersection at: 2559 Co Rd 5, Erie, CO. The east trails cater more to the rider seeking a downhill riding experience with rollers, jumps, and tabletops. The west trails offer a more natural, relaxed, flow-ride experience.
It is important to note that wet/muddy trail conditions are not monitored on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of every individual rider to only ride when conditions are appropriate. If there is visible standing water, you are creating ruts, or mud is sticking to your tires: Stop Do Not Ride. Failing to abide by this request will cause damage to this public resource and will likely result in the need for time consuming and costly repairs which could result in long term closures of the trail system while these repairs take place. Respect the Resource, and Respect Your Fellow Riders.
Temporary Closure: January 21, 2021
The Parks and Recreation Department will be closing the singletrack trails on January 21, 2021, for trail maintenance and upgrades at Sunset East. Users can expect localized trail closures for three weeks, weather dependent.
Trail closures are initiated by the Parks and Recreation Department. Alerts can be received via text or email, or viewed on the singletrack trails webpage. Closure Alerts are used only for periodic maintenance closures, volunteer information, and news.
The Town of Erie does not monitor daily trail conditions or maintain physical closures.
Rules and Regulations
Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
This is a multi-use trail system. Bikers yield to hikers. All users must stay on designated trails and follow all directional signs.
Parks & Recreation staff have the right to close the facility at any time without notice.
Dogs must be on-leash at all times and waste picked up and disposed of.
Stay on trails. Private property abuts the trail system.
A permit is required to hold special events or conduct commercial activity.
- Motorized equipment.
- Building or modifying trails and features.
- Mobile ramps or other makeshift biking structures.
- Sledding, skiing and snowboarding.
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
- Glass containers.
- Destroying or defacing public property, including the application of stickers or graffiti.
- Loud music, use of profanity, deliberately offensive conduct, or any other disturbance of the peace.
- Overnight parking and camping.
- Watch out for hikers. Bikers yield to hikers and uphill traffic.
- Respect all trail closures, wildlife, and native vegetation.
- Stay on trails. Riding off-trail can cause damage to the trail system.
- Users must be under control at all times. Uncontrolled biking and activities that endanger others will not be tolerated and result in ejection from the trail system.
- Ride within your abilities. Progression is available throughout the trail system, so start small and try more challenging elements as your skills improve.
- Be courteous to other riders and move out of the way when it is safe to do so.
- Do not stop in the middle of a trail or where you cannot be seen from above.
- Call out when passing.
- On downhill trails, the rider in front has the right of way.
- Only one person at a time should use features.
- Look before you jump.
- Clear landing areas quickly.