12 miles
2,010 ft
-2,013 ft
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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Trails in Route


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • 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

Nelson Loop
May 29, 2018 @ 11:12am
May 29, 2018
The brake bumps on the back half of the descent are getting worse and there are some serious mud ruts forming from people riding the loop when it's too muddy. Keep a heads up for the mud ruts because they come at the fastest part of the descent and can grab your wheel.
Upper Bitterbrush
May 29, 2018 @ 11:12am
May 29, 2018
Good to go
May 29, 2018 @ 11:11am
May 29, 2018
Good to go!
Lower Bitterbrush
Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:47am
Apr 19, 2018
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