Andys Loop Details
Andy's loop is technical, with steep climbing either way you ride it. It is not popular, and thus not busy, but also not well-maintained. It's bordering on backcountry. It feels long, some of it is new and very sandy. It is a challenge not to be taken too lightly. BUT... it offers a variety of terrain that no other Lunch Loop trail can, and views that rival any others.
Andy's is typically ridden from South to North, or from the access at the end of the Ribbon or Little Park Road. From that point the trail descends into a valley via hard-packed bentonite soil- fast. The trail continues along the bottom of the valley for a short ways before climbing- with two options. The far right trail climbs steeply up the valley wall, and is narrow and sketchy, before it connects to the newer section of trail (currently marked with red flags). The left fork (where the trail sign is) indicates a short hike-a-bike up to where it meets up with the valley-wall trail.
After the long, rigorous and potentially terrifying climb check out the views! The descent is also fast, but mostly flowing on hard-packed dirt without forced technical sections. After the joy of flowing among the sagebrush, the trail begins to climb again through a section of rough, and at times quite steep, trail littered with lava stones, which eventually give way to the typical sandy terrain before a short and steep ascent to Eagle Tail.
Though Andy's is not for the faint hearted, remember, \"Adventure is out there!\"
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More Stats for Andys Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change405 ft
Altitude min4,859 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start5,002 ft
Altitude end1.0 miles
Distance climb1.5 miles
Distance down1.1 miles
Distance flat1,458 ft
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Andys Loop Trail Reports
Aug 20, 2016 @ 9:18pmAug 20, 2016
|Muddy in the lower washes. Could be bad in the Canyon|
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