12.7 miles
Distance
1,620 ft
Climb
-1,619 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is a the most fun loop option I have found in the CMSP area

Detailed Description
CMSP Loop is a 13 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Colorado Springs Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 29 trails. This route climbs 1,620 ft with a max elevation of 6,866 ft then descends -1,619 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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MrGuapo82 (Nov 27, 2022 at 14:05)
Great trail, it’s hard but I would not say there are any mandatory “hike-a-bike spots with the appropriate skill level. an advanced rider will probably have to put their foot down 3 or 4 times
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teikurt (Apr 20, 2022 at 21:24)
Good loop, and accurately described. Intermediates should not skip this loop. It has good flow, CCW is best, and the rock gardens add interest and challenges. Most can be cleaned, in sessions if not initially, or easily hiked by intermediate riders. This is fun and challenginf single track to complement the other, wider trails in the CMSP network, which has excellent wayfinding and interpretive signs throughout.
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teikurt (Apr 20, 2022 at 21:24)
Good loop, and accurately described. Intermediates should not skip this loop. It has good flow, CCW is best, and the rock gardens add interest and challenges. Most can be cleaned, in sessions if not initially, or easily hiked by intermediate riders. This is fun and challenginf single track to complement the other, wider trails in the CMSP network, which has excellent wayfinding and interpretive signs throughout.
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teikurt (Apr 20, 2022 at 21:24)
Good loop, and accurately described. Intermediates should not skip this loop. It has good flow, CCW is best, and the rock gardens add interest and challenges. Most can be cleaned, in sessions if not initially, or easily hiked by intermediate riders. This is fun and challenginf single track to complement the other, wider trails in the CMSP network, which has excellent wayfinding and interpretive signs throughout.
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hbar314 (Jun 1, 2020 at 13:50)
This big loop isn't that much elevation. Just rode it and it came out to 1690ft on my device and a hair under that on my buddies device.

Not sure why this is so far off.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for CMSP Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,046 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,050 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,053 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.2%
  • Grade min
    25.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,898 ft
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