2 miles
Distance
359 ft
Climb
-400 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Highlights: Short and sweet clockwise ride on smooth trail, once over the grind of the first few hills. Sweeping views of the Yampa River, town and ski area, while riding through ample wildflowers and grasses.

Note: For a thrill, take the Overlook loop, a little more rocky and close to the edge. Emerald trails are crowded in the summer, especially around lunchtime and after work so ride with respect for other users.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Emerald Mtn Beginner Loop - Bluffs Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,724 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,764 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,724 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.072%
  • Grade min
    23.592%
  • Distance climb
    5,276 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,066 ft
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      Lupine
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