6 miles
Distance
739 ft
Climb
-1,247 ft
Descent
01:54:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of High Lonesome Trail

High Lonesome Details

  • Riding Area
    Granby
    Granby, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #26344 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

A fun high country trail ride through alpine meadows, old growth forest, and numerous creek crossings. Mixed trail riding with numerous technical spots and a few steep climbs. This trail starts at the Junco Lake Trailhead and ends at the Devil's Thumb Trailhead. Ride as an out and back from either end, or shuttle from North to South to maximize the downhill. Junco Lake Trailhead is in the Arapaho National Recreation Area and is a fee area. People may warn you that bikes are not allowed in Wilderness, however, this trail does not enter any Wilderness areas.

Access Info

Junco Lake Trailhead or Devil's Thumb Trailhead

Local Trail Association
More Stats for High Lonesome bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -508 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,571 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,461 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,079 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,571 ft
  • Grade
    -1.488%
  • Grade max
    -34.076%
  • Grade min
    19.786%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,625 ft
  • Avg time
    01:54:54
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Status:
on Aug 16, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      High Lonesome Trail Reports

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      Aug 16, 2017 @ 11:04am
      Aug 16, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6 rides
      •  

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      Aug 24, 2017 @ 9:12am
      Aug 24, 2017
      High Lonesome, Centennial

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Mts0987 (Jul 8, 2018 at 10:34)
       Fallen trees across trail at various points. Been like this for some time.
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