2 miles
Distance
377 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
00:22:44
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
    #701

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 mountain 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
    00:22:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:21
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to nelson-loop trailhead (40.226600, -105.322890)
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Nelson Loop Trail Reports

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 7:56am
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 1, 2018 @ 5:37pm
Jul 1, 2018
May 29, 2018 @ 11:12am
May 29, 2018
The brake bumps on the back half of the descent are getting worse and there are some serious mud ruts forming from people riding the loop when...
Apr 27, 2018 @ 7:03am
Apr 27, 2018
Trail is dry but there are two sets of absolutely terrible brake bumps forming halfway down the clockwise descent.
Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:48am
Apr 19, 2018
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Apr 29, 2018 @ 7:49am
Apr 29, 2018
Nelson Loop, Golden
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Jul 16, 2015 @ 6:44am
Jul 16, 2015
Nelson Loop, Lyons
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Dec 24, 2014 @ 10:09am
Dec 24, 2014
Nelson Loop, Lyons
228 |
Dec 24, 2014 @ 10:09am
Dec 24, 2014
Nelson Loop, Lyons

Routes with this trail

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Hall Ranch Technical Descent
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