2.7 miles
328 ft
-247 ft
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Double Rainbow Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Double Rainbow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    This trail holds its snow longer than the others in the valley
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #75205 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30353 in Trail Running
    • #28040 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Double Rainbow mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    81 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,931 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,155 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,931 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,012 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    5,236 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,217 ft
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on Sep 25, 2021
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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      Double Rainbow Trail Reports

      Sep 25, 2021 @ 8:41am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 7:59am
      Aug 6, 2021
      a few minor washed out sections
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      • 110 rides


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