2 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
00:22:22
Avg time

Nelson Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Hall Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #679 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Nelson loop is when the fun descending of Hall Ranch begins! Climb all the way up to Nelson loop and prepare for a fast descent the entire way down! This trail is a bi-directional loop but is best when ridden in a clockwise direction. If it has rained or snowed recently this trail tends to get closed easily due to mud.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nelson Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    6,400 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,400 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,400 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.691%
  • Grade min
    62.681%
  • Distance climb
    5,003 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    744 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:21
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (6 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

LEGEND
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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      Nelson Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 2:30pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Keep an eye out for ice in the shady spots. It can be covered with dirt and look very innocent.
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:57pm
      Dec 14, 2018
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:38am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 8:50am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 16, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 235 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,042 rides
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      Photos

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      343 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:40pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      Nelson Loop, Lyons
      104 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      | 2 comments Nelson Loop, Lyons
      28 |
      Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:49am
      Apr 29, 2018
      Nelson Loop, Golden
      173 |
      Jul 16, 2015 @ 6:44am
      Jul 16, 2015
      Nelson Loop, Lyons

      Routes with this trail

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      Hall Ranch Technical Descent
      12 miles

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