Golden’s premier ride, Mount 7 features one incredible climb, stunning views, and descent options that will blow your socks off!
You can either drive up the Mount 7 forest service road, as majority of downhill specialists do, or ride your cross country mountain bike the entire 14 km to Mt 7 Lookout. It is very rewarding and the views of the Rockies, Purcells and Columbia Wetlands are incredible.
Catch your breath at the top and take your time watching paragliders, hang gliders and downhill mt. bikers launching themselves from the steeps of Mt. 7. Enjoy the views, check your brakes and launch yourself too. The descent is a real brake burner but there are some more sane options to get down. The easiest is the road you came up.
Mount 7 Fast Facts
- Host of the legendary Psychosis race, 1998 to 2008. This was the steepest, longest and fastest downhill mountain bike race in the world.
- Summit elevation: 1942 metres (6,372 ft)
- Trail head elevation: 800 metres (2,625 ft)
- 22km of riding and 14 trails, including several black diamonds.
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