2.2 miles
Distance
127 ft
Climb
-697 ft
Descent
00:23:05
Avg time

Lower Bitterbrush Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hall Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1342 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9620 in Trail Running
    • #10093 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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

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More Stats for Lower Bitterbrush mountain bike trail 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
    00:23:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:40
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on Aug 4, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (18 votes)
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      Lower Bitterbrush Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 547 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,060 rides
      • Last: Aug 14, 2022

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      Feb 19, 2021 @ 2:57pm
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      Oct 13, 2020 @ 5:06pm
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      242 |
      May 23, 2020 @ 7:55pm
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      Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:58am
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      provin1327 (May 3, 2019 at 18:56)
      Who the hell is filling in parts of the rock garden?!?!? Please stop.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      Voscolo (Jun 15, 2017 at 16:29)
      Possibly my new favorite ride!!
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      Videos

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      youtuber Trail Boss:  Mountain Biking Bitterbrush Trail...
      3:53 | 651 | Apr 16, 2018 , Lyons
      Lower Bitterbrush - Hall Ranch - Lyons...
      1:25 | 145 | Sep 27, 2021 , Lyons
      youtuber The Rock Garden, Mountain Biking Hall Ranch,...
      11:32 | 770 | Jun 13, 2018 , Lyons
      Hall Ranch dawn session
      1:00 | 178 | Jan 11, 2017 , Lyons
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