1 miles
Distance
448 ft
Climb
-115 ft
Descent
00:15:18
Avg time

Upper Bitterbrush Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hall Ranch
    Lyons, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #444 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Upper Bitterbrush is a bi-directional trail used to access the Nelson loop at the top of Hall ranch. The climb up is smooth, sustained, and easy. The descent is very fast and fun, mostly smooth with only one or two rocky sections

More Stats for Upper Bitterbrush bike trail
  • Altitude change
    333 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,023 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,067 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,400 ft
  • Grade
    4.525%
  • Grade max
    -34.788%
  • Grade min
    63.767%
  • Distance climb
    4,616 ft
  • Distance down
    1,769 ft
  • Distance flat
    971 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:21
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 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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  • > 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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  • 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
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      Upper Bitterbrush Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 681 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,715 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 25, 2018 @ 8:48am
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      Mar 25, 2018 @ 8:47am
      Mar 25, 2018
      | 1 comments
      33 |
      Dec 8, 2017 @ 1:05pm
      Dec 8, 2017
      77 |
      Apr 5, 2017 @ 1:40pm
      Apr 5, 2017

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      youtuber Mountain Biking Hall Ranch, Upper Bitterbrush...
      12:49 | 167 | May 28, 2018 , Lyons
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