- 1 mile
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 1 hour
- March - October
The Chutes are a popular downhill area just outside Colorado Springs. The Chutes can be ridden as their own ride but are typically combined with other rides in the area as a popular finishing section.
Cut from the Stratton Open Space lands, the Chutes are a choice location for advancing intermediate level riders to practice their downhill skills and add a thrilling downhill finish to any ride in the Gold Camp Road area.
The Chutes are comprised of several different downhill trails, each rated by difficulty. The Chutes singletrack downhills have built up banks on the corners to allow riders to carry speed down the trail. The Chutes are for downhill riding only.
Riders looking to lap or ride The Chutes as their own ride will access the top of the ride via a spin up Gold Camp Road. The climb on Gold Camp is steep, with a 490-foot elevation gain in just one mile.
Can be combined with other rides in the area. Popular finish leg on many rides.
Time To Allow:
Can be combined with other rides in area to increase time.
While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. The Chutes are popular and it is not suggested that riders try to ride up these steep downhill trails. The trail system is multi-use and hikers and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol.