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Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System – Dillon Colorado

  • Total Trail Miles: +/- 15.7 miles multi use (+4.7 open to non motorized use only)
  • Drive Time: Varied
  • Skill Level: Easy – Moderate
  • Usage: Moderate (#9509 is heavy use)
  • Open: July 1 – October 9
  • Closest Town: Dillon Colorado
  • Vehicles Allowed: Motorcycles, ( #9509 open to all vehicles from 9/1 – 11/22)
Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System overview map

Riders will enjoy a mix of single track and roads.

Not a lot of miles or expert level terrain, but this is a nice little riding area convenient to both Dillon Colorado and Keystone Ski Resort.

Tenderfoot Mountain is a mixed use trail system open to motorcycles, hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and XC skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

No winter motorized use is allowed – no snowmobiling.

Tenderfoot Mountain at 11,441 feet is the highest point.

With it’s high elevation, it’s no wonder that the Tenderfoot Mountain Trail #9509 provides some of the best views. There are excellent views of the Dillon Reservoir as well as both the Tenmile Range and the Gore Range.

View of Dillon Reservoir from the mountain
Dillon Reservoir Kimon Berlin | Flickr

Trail #9509 is the only trail on Tenderfoot Mountain Trail System open to all motorized traffic.

Motorcycles can use #9509 during motorcycle season 7/1 – 10/9, but other vehicles can only use #9509 from 9/1 – 11/22).

No motorcycles are allowed on Old Tenderfoot or Oro Grande.



The Trail System

Tenderfoot Mountain Motorcycle Trail System named trails
  • Tenderfoot Mt. – 7.7 miles
  • Wide Open – 4.2 miles
  • Moab – .4 miles
  • Knobby – .3 miles
  • Pile Driver – .7 miles
  • OTB – .2 miles
  • Powerline – .9 miles
  • Seven of Nine – .8 miles
  • Roost – .5 miles
  • Old Tenderfoot – 1.1 miles (non motorized use only)
  • Oro Grande – 3.6 miles (non motorized use only)

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Tenderfoot Mountain Trailheads

There are two access points.

Straight Creek Road

Tenderfoot Mountain Straight Creek Trailhead map

Frey Gulch

Tenderfoot Mountain Frey Gulch Trailhead map

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Trail Use And Signs

All the trails have signs at the trailheads to show allowed use.

Dog owners must keep their dog in control and remove dog feces from the trail.

Some trails in the Frey Gulch area don’t allow mountain bikes.

These Frey Gulch trails get heavy horseback use due to a local concessionaire, so mountain bikes may create a dangerous situation


Featured image by Danny Clark | Flickr

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