Nelson Trail Details
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 min5,073 ft
Altitude max1.3 miles
Altitude start1.3 miles
Altitude end5,073 ft
Distance climb4,862 ft
Distance down2.8 miles
Distance flat240 ft
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|Nelson Trail Shuttle||5.0 miles|
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