Mary's Loop

 29 votes

5.6 Miles 9.0 Kilometers

Singletrack

651' 198 m

Ascent

-429' -131 m

Descent

4,839' 1,475 m

High

4,580' 1,396 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

4,839' 1,475 m

High

4,580' 1,396 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

A great classic ride by itself, and a great way to connect other trails in the area.

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Mary's Loop starts with a solid climb up a rocky dirt road and is not an inviting start. You might look at this from the road and doublecheck the trail sign... but it gets better - much better!

Mary's is one of the classics in the area - partly because the ride itself and the scenery are excellent, and partly because it's the main connector between the other awesome rides here.

You'll soon hit the canyon rim with great stops along the way to take in the massive views overlooking the Colorado river. The doubletrack gives way to singletrack and it gets more technical and rocky in spots. Some riders will need to walk a couple of very short bits.

The trail intersects with the Horsethief Bench Loop, Mary's Cutoff, and Wranglers Loop (Horsethief Bench Loop is well worth a detour, or at least watching someone trying to ride the entrance "hike-a-bike").

Then there's more riding along the rim, with no real climbs but several short technical sections. After the intersection with Steve's Loop (again, well worth a detour), the trail becomes doubletrack again, turns away from the rim, and generally gets less interesting.

You could turn around here or continue another 1.5 doubletrack miles to finish off Mary's Loop when it ends at Lion's Loop.

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Sep 3, 2016
Lynne Jensen
May 22, 2016
Kevin Fitzgerald
Rode out and back- more than 5.6 miles 5.6mi
Apr 30, 2016
Taylor McBride
Mar 23, 2016
Aaron Derwingson
Oct 3, 2015
Molly Brown
Sep 25, 2015
Gosia Lieske
Sep 13, 2015
Jesse Sakires
Sep 9, 2015
Jim McKee

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  3.8 from 29 votes

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