2 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
00:21:43
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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • 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 [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 75 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
    00:21:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:21
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (8 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
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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
      Directions to nelson-loop trailhead (40.226600, -105.322890)
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      Nelson Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      reporter Totally dry
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Sep 25, 2019
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 4:09pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 4:19pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Agree with last poster. BoCo is overdoing their “maintenance” and removing features that are neither erosion problems nor technical. They’re...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 620 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,042 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      43 |
      Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Mar 20, 2019
      424 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:40pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      156 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      | 2 comments
      49 |
      Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:49am
      Apr 29, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag MintyMagic (May 5, 2019 at 10:19)
       Nice fluid climbing, fun decents. Great trail with views of Longs Peak
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Mountain Biking Hall Ranch, Upper Bitterbrush...
      12:49 | 162 | May 28, 2018 , Lyons
      Flat out! My fastest ever descent down Hall Ranch
      181 | Aug 2, 2017 , Lyons
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