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
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Lower Bitterbrush
      Mar 19, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Mar 19, 2019
      Trails are open reporter
      Upper Bitterbrush
      Mar 19, 2019 @ 6:05pm
      Mar 19, 2019
      Trails are open reporter
      Antelope
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Mar 15, 2019
      Trail closed for muddy conditions reporter
      Nelson Loop
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Mar 15, 2019
      Trail closed for muddy conditions reporter
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