4.7 miles
385 ft
-390 ft
2 miles
High Point

This fun little loop at West Mag is a great introduction to the area. It's beginner friendly, but there is some elevation gain and a couple tricky rocks and roots to navigate. There's some bailout points to the road should it prove to be too long or difficult for new riders.

Start at the center parking lot, 1 mile down Haul Rd from the Peak to Peak highway. From there, head west on Observatory trail. Just short of a mile, Observatory intersects the road again. Don't cross, look for the singletrack to your left and continue on Shortstack. This trail climbs a little, then hits a meadow with great views before crossing a road again. Then you'll go through an old campsite, stay on the trail to the left. Now you are on Hobbit trail. This section is the most technical of the ride with the most rocks and roots. Wind your way through Hobbit and stay right to continue on Re-Root. If you are up for a challenge, look for the 4 alternative lines on Re-Root (marked on the map), definitely for expert riders. You'll cross Haul Rd again, look for Re-Root to continue on the left side of the private driveway. The trail crosses the driveway again, stay on the trail please. You'll end up almost back to the Peak to Peak highway, make sure to make the left turn onto Aspen Alley.

Aspen Alley climbs again to a clear cut meadow. Enjoy the view, then enjoy the berms and bumps down the hill. If you like the flow line, take a right on Handshake and then anothe right on SuperVü and climb back up to the meadow and repeat as necessary. If you are ready to get back to the parking lot, make a left on Handshake, then you'll be back to your car.

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Intermediate Beginner Loop at West Mag is a 7611 popular intermediate route located near Nederland Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 117.4 with a max elevation of 2679.6 then descends -118.8.

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Observatory2,077 ft
Short Stack1,404 ft
Re-Root2 miles


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Alt line on Reroot - The Rock Garden
Alt line on Reroot - The Rock Garden
trail: Re-Root
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Hit the Rock Garden to the Talladega berm.
Alt line on Reroot - The Drop
Alt line on Reroot - The Drop
trail: Re-Root
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Dec 28, 2021 @ 11:50am
Dec 28, 2021
0-5” of snow across the hobbit trails system. I cut fresh tracks on 2 and 3 sot or was slow going. A couple downed trees forced trail deviation but was quickly recovered
Short Stack
Oct 30, 2021 @ 8:31am
Oct 30, 2021
Oct 28, 2021 @ 1:30pm
Oct 28, 2021
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