Foothills - Maxwell Loop

 13 votes

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers

70%

Singletrack

787' 240 m

Ascent

-787' -240 m

Descent

5,664' 1,726 m

High

5,190' 1,582 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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5,664' 1,726 m

High

5,190' 1,582 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

A great after work flowy/technical singletrack ride with amazing views of Horsetooth Reservoir.

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This trail is rideable all year, but can close due to muddy conditions after snow.
Great short ride with flowing singletrack and some technical uphill sections. All rideable and a blast to ride after work with friends. Great views of Horsetooth Reservoir and Lory State Park across the way.

Description

Park at Maxwell Natural Area and ride north behind Hughes Stadium. You cross over the Foothills Trail and continue up through a small valley to Rotary Park past the "A". Then ride up to the overlook north of Rotary's parking lot and link up with the Shoreline trail that dips down to the reservoir and continues north.

Once you make it to the parking lot with swimming area you'll double back and head south back to the meadow at the top of the Maxwell uphill section. Head back down the way you came back to the Maxwell Natural Area parking lot.

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Sep 3, 2016
Tim Young
Nice fun trail. I need to figure out how to handle the 'stairs' section. 5.7mi
Aug 21, 2016
Cory Vestal
Tougher than I thought it would be some really long and difficult rock gardens.... Keep your speed up, stop going so slow.
Jul 13, 2016
T.J. M.
Jun 3, 2016
Matt Drage
Fun trail, decent rocky climb at the beginning. Great views of the reservoir. 5.7mi — 1h 30m
Apr 14, 2016
Jared Crockett
Fun ride, more of a technical challenge than I had bargained for, but it's true that it is all rideable. But hard when you don't know what's coming!
Feb 29, 2016
patrick donahue
Sep 16, 2015
Andrew Hanes
Rode from the parking lot to Rotary Park and down.
Mar 31, 2015
Ben Redinius

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  3.8 from 13 votes

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All Clear on Aug 21, 2016
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