4,042 ft
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-94 ft
Descent
00:06:12
Avg time
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Observatory Details

  • Riding Area
    Magnolia
    Nederland, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36247 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A loose and fast trail with a couple of quick turns through the woods. The sections between the lot and access road are wide, mostly loose-over-hard with a small amount of baseball sized rocks strewn about and some roots here and there. This eastern section of trail could really be considered "Green" or "Easy". The section of trail west of the access road the trail climbs over a small rise and connects with Lookout Trail. This section is significantly more chunky with some larger boulders and step downs. If you're only interested in riding the easier parts, veer off when the woods open up to the access road.

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More Stats for Observatory bike trail
  • Altitude change
    7 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,670 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,670 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,676 ft
  • Grade
    0.162%
  • Grade max
    -14.046%
  • Grade min
    13.03%
  • Distance climb
    1,788 ft
  • Distance down
    1,776 ft
  • Distance flat
    477 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:47
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Status:
on Oct 31, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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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