8.0 miles
Distance
630 ft
Climb
-636 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A fun link-up of the Whipple Trail system in Buena Vista without a ton of climbing. Broken Boyfriend is a favorite in the area with some flowy sections and a few techy spots to session.

Detailed Description
Buena Vista Boyfriend Loop is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Buena Vista Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 630 ft with a max elevation of 8,427 ft then descends -636 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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JoshCO (Jun 19, 2022 at 20:28)
This is a fantastic trail. Fun tech and plenty of opportunities for flow your own adventure.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Oct 26, 2021 at 15:05)
I think this trail crew just randomly throws flags out then connects them to build these trails. Zero flow, speed killing grade reversals, and some seriously tight random turns that do nothing more than make you shift all the way up and down your cassette constantly.
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jpgall1 (Aug 10, 2021 at 20:56)
Not worth it.
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YIPIRIDEKIYA (Oct 21, 2020 at 20:32)
Rad trail. Could used half a dozen berms on the north end.
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YIPIRIDEKIYA (Oct 21, 2020 at 20:29)
Might be fun after drugs.
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YIPIRIDEKIYA (Oct 21, 2020 at 20:07)
Total waste of time. Ride the road: it's more fun than this time suck. The terrain is cool, but this jank ain't.
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ClimbRunRide (Aug 28, 2020 at 21:54)
I rode it south to north and thought it was a great workout. Lots of short sections of technical climbing through rocks, that had me going back for a few do-overs. Not much in the way of drops/airtime, but it still had me paying attention and smiling when I wasn't hurting from yet another short, steep, tricky and powerful climb.
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tmccabe84 (Jun 29, 2020 at 18:05)
I strongly recommend not riding this trail north to south as it is mapped. This trail was clearly built to be ridden south to north. The south end is a pretty smooth climb all the way to the top and all the technical features beyond that are oriented south to north. Learn from my mistake!
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mtbjunkie BVSC (Sep 14, 2020 at 7:05)
Sorry about that! I've updated the direction. I hope you were able to turn around and ride the other direction!
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Smashbv (Jul 17, 2019 at 8:48)
it is challenging to find any flow on this trail. The moment that I find some speed it is stolen by a steep climb or hairpin turn. This trail feels like a missed opportunity.
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More Stats for Buena Vista Boyfriend Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,193 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,427 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,422 ft
  • Grade max
    -24.1%
  • Grade min
    19.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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