6.7 miles
Distance
1,191 ft
Climb
-1,185 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is an great alternative if you're not up to the black diamond Lower Bitterbrush challenge. It's primarily uphill all the way to the top of Nelson Loop, then almost all downhill flow and intermediate rocks back to the parking lot. Suggest riding Nelson Loop clockwise, providing a shorter, steeper climb to the top, with a longer downhill experience. For more of a workout, you can do more than one loop around Nelson Loop. This ride is rated blue for technical rocks & roots and moderate climbing.

The Antelope parking lot is very small and there's no parking on the road, so starting in Lyons and riding to the trailhead makes for a stress-free warm-up. Start up Antelope, and climb to the top of Lower Bitterbrush. Next, head right on Upper Bitterbrush. Now you are at Nelson Loop. Take a lap (or three) then head back down Upper Bitterbrush and Antelope.

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Hall Ranch: Intermediate Fun is a 10849 popular intermediate route located near Lyons Colorado. This mountain bike primary route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 363 with a max elevation of 2038.4 then descends -361.3.
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  • Other Activities
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
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  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    575
More Stats for Hall Ranch: Intermediate Fun mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,613 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,613 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,620 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.7%
  • Grade min
    37%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    614 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Upper Bitterbrush
May 14, 2022 @ 7:22pm
2 days
Antelope
May 14, 2022 @ 7:21pm
2 days
Nelson Loop
May 1, 2022 @ 8:28am
May 1, 2022
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