Boulder – a Colorado community whose very name connotes adventure and the great outdoors. And if you’re setting up a mountain bike rental, make sure you check out Valmont Bike Park.
Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills, most people will head west to find great mountain biking trails. However, there’s a gem located in the Noble Park neighborhood just south of the municipal airport. Specifically, you’ll find 42 acres purpose-built for mountain biking.
Welcome to Valmont Bike Park.
Valmont Bike Park opened in 2011 after 15 years of planning from the city of Boulder & local mountain bikers. Most importantly, top trail builders from the US and Canada were hired to get it right. Specifically, they built a wide variety of features designed to handle Colorado’s varying year-round climate. In short, they did a good (make that great) job – attracting 30,000+ riders every year! Best of all, it’s one hundred percent free.
Trail Variety = Perfect For Mountain Bike Rental
In terms of features, there’s little that Valmont Bike Park doesn’t offer. As a result, it’s perfect for learning how to shred with a one-day mountain bike rental from a local rider or local shop. The 5-level trail system is ranked from XS to XL, providing plenty of options for all level of ripper. There’s a pump park and dual slalom/slopestyle courses for stunting groms. On a different tip, you’ll find singletrack trails and obstacles ranging from logs to boulders to ladder bridges.
Like much of Boulder, the park is incredibly family friendly. For example, you’ll find a playground, dog park, and space for wee ones to practice on balance bikes. There are even riding clinics and races put on throughout the year. As a result, Valmont Bike Park appeals to every level of mountain biker – and the whole family can join too!
And did we mention the views?
Aside from safety, the most important thing to keep in mind when riding at Valmont Bike Park is the conditions. Maintaining a world-class series of trails means paying particularly close attention to levels of surface moisture. With this, park operators will occasionally close up shop if it’s determined that riding will cause damage to the terrain. Check their Facebook page daily for updates and other pertinent information. Then, book your mountain bike rental and go experience this incredible slice of Boulder biking for yourself.