2.2 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
22:43:44
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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #679 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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
    22:43:44
  • Avg reverse time
    17:26:21
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Status:
on Aug 1, 2021
Avg: 4.85 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Nelson Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 9:37am
      1 day
      Trail is open. If you ride, please update conditions.
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 8:13pm
      2 days
      Closed for muddy conditions
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 4:58pm
      Jul 22, 2021
      reporter
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Jul 14, 2021
      Borderline tacky, doesn't get much better.
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 5, 2021
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 866 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,578 rides
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      Photos

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      57 |
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Dec 28, 2020
      54 |
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 7:12pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      52 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      62 |
      May 19, 2020 @ 8:05pm
      May 19, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      MintyMagic (May 5, 2019 at 10:19)
       Nice fluid climbing, fun decents. Great trail with views of Longs Peak
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      markymarkindenver (Sep 25, 2020 at 8:38)
       Excellent trail for the beginner to intermediate rider. Mostly easy climbing and great descent. Heads up: BoCo had all traffic going directional Clockwise on the day I rode, so keep your eyes peeled for a sign directing traffic at the top of Upper Bitterbrush where the park bench is.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Mountain Biking Hall Ranch, Upper Bitterbrush...
      12:49 | 306 | May 28, 2018 , Lyons
      youtuber Colorado MTB | ???? | Flat out! My fastest...
      327 | Aug 2, 2017 , Lyons
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