3 miles
Distance
537 ft
Climb
-447 ft
Descent
00:31:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Double Rainbow Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Double Rainbow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    This trail holds its snow longer than the others in the valley
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #38616 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

Double Rainbow is a step up in difficulty from the Little Rainbow. It is not very technical, but the climbs are longer and more severe. The trail starts out in the open and meanders around pinon trees over small rocky spots. Once you get back to the denser trees, the trail steepens and becomes smoother. After crossing an old 4x4 road, the trail takes a sharp turn down into the first of several large drainages which you must also climb out of. The dirt becomes sandier and looser while the exposure becomes more intimidating. Watch for a few stumps that could send you places you don't want to go. It's fun cruising down into the drainages, but some turns are very sharp, nearly blind, and have little to no berm - keep on your toes. The trail crosses one more no-longer-used 4x4 path and continues further into mountain forrest. Eventually it hits a 4x4 road known as Sand Gulch. You can turn back for an out-and-back or go downhill on the Sand Gulch 2 track which loops you back towards the road and trailhead you started at - look for the power lines.

Access Info

Take CR 110 South from Highway 50. Careful turning here if you are heading westbound and needing to turn left onto CR 110. The other direction has a turn lane and you need to turn right where it goes from a 2 way center lane to a 1 way turn lane. If oncoming traffic keeps you from turing, do not fret. You can turn left at Sonic/Walmart and the road goes back to CR 110. Head up CR 110. There are 2 unmarked roads on the left that you will pass on your way to the crest of the hill. Just past the crest, take the left. It should be marked.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Double Rainbow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    91 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,927 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,165 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,927 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,018 ft
  • Grade
    0.645%
  • Grade max
    -32.872%
  • Grade min
    24.542%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    5,119 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,380 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:18
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Status:
on May 2, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Double Rainbow Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 2, 2020 @ 12:07pm
      May 2, 2020
      Apr 7, 2020 @ 4:29pm
      Apr 7, 2020
      Few short muddy/snow sections, otherwise dry
      May 26, 2019 @ 3:28pm
      May 26, 2019
      Mar 13, 2018 @ 10:30am
      Mar 13, 2018
      Dec 3, 2016 @ 8:52am
      Dec 3, 2016
      ~1in of snow from 12/2/16 storm
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 52 rides
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