2.2 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
00:21:36
Avg time

Nelson Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hall Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #891 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12138 in Trail Running
    • #17738 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Boulder County Parks & Open Space

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Nelson Loop mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    744 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:37
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Status:
on Apr 10, 2024
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (17 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Nelson Loop Trail Reports

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      Apr 10, 2024 @ 4:48pm
      Apr 10, 2024
      Whole loop is GTG. Hero dirt.
      Apr 5, 2024 @ 10:32am
      Apr 5, 2024
      Trail is open. Please update conditions if you ride
      Mar 19, 2024 @ 3:02pm
      Mar 19, 2024
      Trail closed for muddy conditions. Status will be updated when trail reopens.
      Mar 15, 2024 @ 2:47pm
      Mar 15, 2024
      Open but deep snow
      Mar 8, 2024 @ 4:01pm
      Mar 8, 2024
      Trail closed for muddy conditions. Status will be updated when trail reopens.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 54 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 349 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,067 rides
      • Last: Apr 12, 2024

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      Sep 26, 2023 @ 5:34pm
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      May 28, 2022 @ 10:41am
      May 28, 2022
      128 |
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Dec 28, 2020
      115 |
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 7:12pm
      Jul 14, 2020

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