2 miles
Distance
127 ft
Climb
-697 ft
Descent
00:21:43
Avg time

Lower Bitterbrush Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hall Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1305 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

Very deserving of its black diamond rating. Lower Bitterbrush reminds me of desert riding in southern Utah, almost like a steeper version of UPS/LPS in Moab. Suffice it to say, there are many technical rock features, interspersed with brief patches of singletrack to catch your breath. Many of the rock features have multiple lines, so get creative

More Stats for Lower Bitterbrush bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -570 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,490 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,129 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,490 ft
  • Grade
    -4.819%
  • Grade max
    -22.287%
  • Grade min
    22.887%
  • Distance climb
    3,085 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    730 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:04
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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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      Lower Bitterbrush Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 486 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,282 rides
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      Photos

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      349 |
      Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:58am
      Dec 24, 2014

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Voscolo (Jun 15, 2017 at 16:29)
       Possibly my new favorite ride!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag anthobroncos (Feb 23, 2019 at 18:40)
       Makes for a great technical climb, with steep but grippy sandstone ledges.

      As a descent, the main line is blue-black. But there's many optional lines to increase the challenge.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag provin1327 (May 3, 2019 at 18:56)
       Who the hell is filling in parts of the rock garden?!?!? Please stop.
      [Reply]

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