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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Map defaulted to winter mode.
      The Brainard Lake recreation area is a launching point into the Indian Peaks Wilderness hiking trails, but also has a network of trails east of the lake that are multi-use. This system runs north to Peaceful Valley and offers year-round recreation. In the summer, the trails are very rocky and chundering, but in the winter they smooth out wonderfully to support fatbiking, snowshoeing and nordic skiing.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 12
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 17, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      45
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      23
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      16
      Trails Nordic Ski
      25
      Total Distance
      120 miles
      Total Descent
      21,060 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,870 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      13,212 ft
      Reports
      87
      Photos
      43
      Ridden Counter
      436

      Photos of High Country Mountain Bike

      8 |
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Dec 2, 2019
      11 |
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Dec 2, 2019
      9 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 5:55pm
      Nov 23, 2019
      9 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Nov 23, 2019

      Videos of High Country Mountain Bike

      youtuber Fat biking Peaceful Valley: Buchanan descent...
      6:56 | 28 | Jan 16, 2018 , Ward
      youtuber FAT Bike | ❄️???? | Brainard Lake | Trials...
      12:55 | 39 | Mar 27, 2020 , Ward
      youtuber FAT Bike | ❄️???? | Brainard Lake | Snow...
      trail: Waldrop
      15:42 | 49 | Feb 13, 2020 , Ward
      youtuber Fat Bike Report | Buchanan Pass | January 21, 2019
      9:07 | 136 | Jan 22, 2019 , Ward

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Buchanan Pass Trail
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:22am
      May 17, 2020
      Snow CoveredWYGreg

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Little Raven
      May 15, 2020 @ 8:55am
      May 15, 2020
      UnknownWendyBMA BMBA Trail is open
      Brainard Lake Cutoff
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Apr 14, 2020
      Snow PackedWendyBMA BMBA
      Waldrop
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Apr 14, 2020
      Snow PackedWendyBMA BMBA Packed but loose and a bit warm, hard riding.
      Coney Creek Road
      Mar 15, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Mar 15, 2020
      Freeze/thaw CycleabikerGreat condition. Very well packed and...
      Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail
      Mar 15, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Mar 15, 2020
      Snow PackedabikerMostly shaded, so it's good in...
      Lefthand Park Reservoir Road
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 10:07am
      Jan 29, 2020
      Snow PackedVigoroflife
      Waldrop Spur w
      Jan 21, 2020 @ 5:25pm
      Jan 21, 2020
      Snow CoveredWendyBMA BMBA Packed, but not nearly as packed as Waldrop.
      Little Raven Extension Trail
      Jan 21, 2020 @ 5:25pm
      Jan 21, 2020
      Snow PackedWendyBMA BMBA Packed enough to ride, a little loose in...
      Brainard Lake Snowshoe Trail w
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 9:05am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Snow PackedWendyBMA BMBA Section between lake and campground...
      South St Vrain
      Dec 29, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Dec 29, 2019
      Snow PackedWendyBMA BMBA Really good from Waldrop for about .5...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1329027WYGregaddreportBuchanan Pass Trail
      May 17, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      May 17, 2020
      user #1493826WendyBMAaddreportLittle Raven
      May 15, 2020 @ 8:55am
      May 15, 2020
      user #789864JlpfiveriddentrailSourdough (South)
      May 8, 2020 @ 9:55pm
      May 8, 2020
      user #1493826WendyBMAaddreportBrainard Lake Cutoff and 1 more
      Apr 15, 2020 @ 5:45am
      Apr 15, 2020
      user #902514trailforksaddvideoFat biking Peaceful Valley: Buchanan descent from waterfall to bridge
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 12:53pm
      Apr 14, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #937026anthobroncostrailSouth St VrainThere's only one short section of trail which...
      Feb 24, 2019 @ 9:35am
      Feb 24, 2019

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      Mud Lake 3 27.7 km
      Magnolia 4 18 810.1 km
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      Betasso Preserve 4 111.5 km

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