3.8 miles
Distance
480 ft
Climb
-2,289 ft
Descent
00:45:26
Avg time

Nelson Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Nelson
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    April-December
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #712
  • Land Manager

The top of the Camp Nelson trail is located right off highway 190 at the turn-out where the Summit Trail crosses the road. The trailhead is at the meadow/turn-out about 1/2-mile below Quaking Aspen Campground. The trail ends in the McIntyre Tract at the end of Nelson Drive in Camp Nelson. The uppersection of the trail is rocky, steep and there are a lot of roots, making it more difficult and technical than the lower section.
There are a couple small climbs and about a dozen creek crossings along the way. Some are ridable, others you must carry your bike across a fallen tree that spans the creek. Trail speed on Camp Nelson will put a big smile on your face, but be aware that this is the most popular trail in the area for all visitors and it's not unlikely to see a family hiking or a group of equestrians coming up the trail. This it the kind of trail that makes you want to do it again and again.

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More Stats for Nelson Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,809 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,073 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    5,073 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.351%
  • Grade min
    43.138%
  • Distance climb
    4,862 ft
  • Distance down
    2.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    240 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:26
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