12 miles
Distance
2,010 ft
Climb
-2,013 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

By far the best way to ride Hall Ranch. This ride is best started by parking in the town of Lyons either at Redstone Cyclery or Oskar Blues. Ride northwest out of town and turn left onto Apple Valley road. After a 15 minute road ride you'll end up at the start of the Antelope trail. Take Antelope up and keep right at the fork to continue onto Upper Bitterbrush. Continue to climb Upper Bitterbrush until you reach Nelson loop. Riding Nelson clockwise provides the best descent. After finishing the loop head back the way you came and be sure to turn right to hit Lower Bitterbrush. Gear up for a gnarly, technical, but surprisingly flowy descent through Lower Bitterbrush. After popping out at the Lower Bitterbrush trailhead head left down highway 7 and back into town.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Hall Ranch Technical Descent mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,367 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,366 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -25.655%
  • Grade min
    42.72%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Bitterbrush
Nov 21, 2018 @ 4:52pm
Nov 21, 2018
Lower section near the parking lot is very muddy. Thrre are puddles throughout the rock garden. Needs a few more days to dry out
Nelson Loop
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:38am
Nov 3, 2018
Upper Bitterbrush
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:38am
Nov 3, 2018
Antelope
Sep 19, 2018 @ 4:29pm
Sep 19, 2018
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