Valmont Bike Park – Boulder, CO

Valmont Bike Park is located in Boulder, Colorado and, specifically, on Airport Road a little north of Valmont Road. Parking is free and includes restrooms, a water fountain, and a bike service station.

First, I checked out the small play area for kids. It was enough to hold my kids attention for 15-20 minutes.

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Next to the play area was covered picnic tables, restrooms, and a water fountain.

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What’s more, a bike repair service station was available with tools and a pump.

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Using its multi-use path and starting at its southern end, I walked a counterclockwise loop through the park. The southern half featured single track with low lying platforms and logs that were ideal for riders of all ages.

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I witnessed both young kids and adults having fun exploring the trails, which provided a safe learning environment for riders new to mountain biking.

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The Valmont Dog Park borders the southeast edge and was another parking option.

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The southern area included several unique opportunities to master various types of terrain such as rocks, raised logs, sloped turns, sand, wooden platforms, and more.

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The northern area featured dirt jumps, slalom courses, and a pump track. The dirt jump area was the most fun to watch because the riders were performing advanced tricks.

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The following picture shows the dirt jump area from atop the slalom course.

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East of the slalom area was a pump track and a set of curvy single track.

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The northwest corner featured a slalom area comprised of several tracks with various degrees of difficulty. In the next picture, the terrain difficulty increases from right to left. I had fun watching parents and their middle school aged children test their skills on the slalom course. The youth were fearless while the parents were wide-eyed and simply trying to keep up.

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I didn’t see anyone jump off the wooden platform or the log.

Jumps at Valmont Bike Park

The last picture zoomed in for a closer look at some of the advanced terrain.

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In sum, I am very jealous of Boulder residents for having such an awesome park in their backyard. It is family friendly with nice facilities and a safe place for kids to learn to mountain bike. I had fun walking through it and highly recommend it for anyone who has a chance to check it out. There are two mountain bike skills parks in Fort Collins worth checking out too. Lastly, I’ve had fun biking at Hall Ranch and Rabbit Mountain.

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