9.8 miles
1,594 ft
-1,593 ft
1 mile
High Point

Tackling Hall Ranch up Lower Bitterbrush aka "The Rock Garden" bumps this intermediate/advanced area into solid double black. Lower Bitterbrush is only 2 miles long but it feel farther with the elevation gain, advanced technical rock features, and climbing steepness.

Start at the Bitterbrush parking lot and head up the trail. It starts out nice enough with a winding dirt track but soon the rocks come. They start out small, but get bigger and gnarlier as the trail goes on. Much of the challenge is finding the power to move through several big features back to back. The most technical section is only about a mile long, then it mellows out to the intersection with Antelope. Take a left on Upper Bitterbrush and climb to the Nelson loop. The preferred direction on Nelson is clockwise for a steeper/quicker climb and a longer, flowier descent. Come back down Upper Bitterbrush, then make a right to hit Lower Bitterbrush. Now you have a chunky, technical downhill trail you worked darn hard for so make it count

Detailed Description
Hall Ranch Technical Side is a 10 mile popular extreme route located near Lyons Colorado. This mountain bike primary route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,594 ft with a max elevation of 6,695 ft then descends -1,593 ft.
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    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Horse
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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
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More Stats for Hall Ranch Technical Side mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 20 min
  • Altitude min
    5,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,457 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,456 ft
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  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,743 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lower Bitterbrush
Sep 13, 2023 @ 7:59am
Sep 13, 2023
Dry, but not too dry.
Nelson Loop
Sep 13, 2023 @ 7:59am
Sep 13, 2023
Dry, but not too dry.
Upper Bitterbrush
Sep 13, 2023 @ 7:59am
Sep 13, 2023
Dry, but not too dry.
Bitterbrush Connector
Aug 31, 2023 @ 10:33am
Aug 31, 2023
Dry dry dry. !
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