1.5 miles
Distance
197 ft
Climb
-391 ft
Descent
00:12:54
Avg time

Grubstake Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Apex Park
    Golden, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4592 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3248 in Trail Running
    • #10703 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Fun outer loop. Starting from the west end, the trail drops downhill through a series of tight switchbacks. At the bottom, the trail climbs out of the woods and finishes with views of the Front Range. Take a right and loop back onto Bonanza or stay left and connect to Pick-n-Sledge.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Grubstake Loop bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -194 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,838 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,158 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,965 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -52.3%
  • Grade min
    46%
  • Distance climb
    3,307 ft
  • Distance down
    4,226 ft
  • Distance flat
    381 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:50
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Grubstake Loop Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2022 @ 10:48am
      Jun 2, 2022
      Hero Diiiiiiirt!
      Apr 11, 2022 @ 12:13pm
      Apr 11, 2022
      couple spots of snow, mostly hero
      Dec 12, 2021 @ 10:57am
      Dec 12, 2021
      Some diet, some snirt
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 6:44am
      Aug 12, 2021
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 7:29am
      Jun 15, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 228 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,396 rides
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      249 |
      Jan 9, 2015 @ 11:46am
      Jan 9, 2015
      | 1 comments

      Routes with this trail

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      Apex Park Tour8 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      NorCalNomad (Aug 17, 2019 at 10:03)
       More fun to ride clockwise
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gregs22 (Oct 18, 2021 at 8:06)
       Borderline black trail as the switchback section is similar to Sluicebox. Best direction is Clockwise (West to East) since the switchback section is a fun descent and would be very difficult to climb. Typically less crowded than the other trails at Apex but still fun!
      [Reply]





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      youtuber Mountain Biking The Grubstake Loop and Pick N...
      14:19 | 387 | Jun 25, 2018 , Golden
      Apex Park | Grubstake Loop | Mountain Biking...
      8:55 | 192 | Jan 11, 2019 , Golden
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