22 miles
3,546 ft
-3,546 ft
4,548 ft
High Point

First, start by Climbing the north side of Beale Loop and get ready to hate life because this is a rocky mess of a trail with short steep burst with loose rock. I learned a few new ways to describe this terrain with a extensive use of words that start with F. Then hit Castle Rock Trail which gives you a break from obnoxious rocks and continuos climbing. A nice bit of up then down but still mad from the initial climb and you might be hoping you die rather than finish this loop because you keep climbing. At the end of the end of the trail, turn around, and head down Badger Trail and get ready to shred! Wait nope you got one more hill you have to climb before anything pays off. Finally, you get to downhill stop put your shocks in pleasure mode and get ready to shred enjoy whipping down the side of the mountain that just keeps going. I was honestly, impressed how long I got to go downhill coming from Breckenridge last week. It definitely could use some jumps and banked corners.

Did you enjoy the downhill? Because now you are going to keep climbing until you reach the top of Sidewinder Trail which you expect to be nice and groomed like the pictures show. Nope, this is a washed out mess of a trail that will make you hate gravity. But you are nearly there head up to the main junction and head north on Rattler Trail if you want an extra climb and loop around Castle Rock Trail one more time to enjoy a long downhill on Rattler Trail. Rattler Trail is a fun mess of rocks that you can't get going that fast on due to their positioning. But enjoy it for what it is and ride it all the way back to the parking lot. Don't forget to give Beale Loop the finger in your passing.

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More Stats for Beal Banger mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,451 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,624 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,624 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,750 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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      Trail transparency
      Chasing Ed down Rattler Trail (FKA Coyote)
      Chasing Ed down Rattler Trail (FKA Coyote)
      9:11 | 164 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
      May 7, 2016
      Doing my best to follow Kingman's trail ninja Ed. He dropped me towards the end where the trail starts ascending. I wish more riders would set...
      Rattler Trail (FKA Coyote)
      Rattler Trail (FKA Coyote)
      3:54 | 147 | comments: 5 | favs:
      Jan 20, 2016
      Middle section of new Rattler trail. The trail continues to descend for another 1/2 mile or so before it crosses a dry wash and starts...
      Badger Trail
      Badger Trail
      trail: Badger
      229 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 13, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Rattler Trail
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 3:46pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      The majority of the trail is in good condition, some parts have been significantly erroded by the recent rains, ruts and loose rock fields are present in erroded areas. Still well worth the ride!!
      Beale Loop
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 8:56am
      Nov 24, 2018
      Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion). This is one of the oldest trails in the area, and it wasn't routed/built with sustainability in mind. We had managed to keep it somewhat rideable with band-aid fixes, but Hurricane Rosa finished it off. We are not going to waste our time trying to salvage this trail. It is, however, still open for use - ride/hike at your own risk.
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:24am
      Sep 30, 2018
      Sidewinder Trail
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:24am
      Sep 30, 2018
      Castle Rock Connector
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:24am
      Sep 30, 2018
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