2.0 miles
Distance
510 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
00:23:07
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Joder Ranch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #81646 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #40099 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 20 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Owner
    City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

Once home to the Joder Arabian Ranch, this property was sold to the City of Boulder in 2013. Public access is limited to a former ranch road that connects Highway 36 to Olde Stage Road and is favored by gravel riders who connect it to the roads and trails near Boulder Valley Ranch / Boulder Reservoir.

The eastern side of the property is open and sunny without any tree cover. Because of the steepness of the road, especially near the top, it can be prone to heavy erosion but is maintained and graded periodically.

The western side of this trail is "singletrack" in the sense that a car would likely be too wide. But, it is also painfully steep. This side is more in a Poderosa forest and offers some shade.

Trail trail serves as a connector between Boulder (via the Foothills Trail and the North Sky Trail that opened on July 22, 2024.

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More Stats for Joder Ranch mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    381 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,575 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,048 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,575 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,958 ft
  • Grade
    3.6%
  • Grade max
    -13%
  • Grade min
    63%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,150 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:44
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on Jul 15, 2024
Very Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)
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      Joder Ranch Trail Reports

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      Jul 15, 2024 @ 1:56am
      Jul 15, 2024
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 3:06am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Jul 1, 2023 @ 1:57am
      Jul 1, 2023
      Lower section has two inches of unpacked gravel. Upper section has washed out sections. The fatter tires, the better.
      Apr 1, 2023 @ 2:57am
      Apr 1, 2023
      Mar 24, 2023 @ 7:05am
      Mar 24, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 2 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 94 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
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      • 897 rides
      • Last: Jul 23, 2024

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