Nelson Loop

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  4.4 from 10 votes
blue  Intermediate from 8 votes
Rank: #2 in the Hall Ranch area
#120 in CO, #1,555 Overall
Views: 504. Last 30 days: 19
Oct 5 Green - Mostly Dry, Some Mud
Trail in the area near Lyons,
“The topmost section of Hall Ranch - a beautiful, rolling singletrack trail for everyone.”
Michael Ahnemann on Nov 20, 2012
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2.23.6 milesKilometers 317’97 m Ascent 6,692’2,040 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -315’-96 m Descent 6,393’1,949 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
Dogs are prohibited on all Hall Ranch trails.
The Nelson Loop is the best part about Hall Ranch for many riders. Whether you came up from Bitterbrush up the technical climb, or up the more gentle Antelope trail, you'll enjoy the views and fast, rolling singletrack on the Nelson Loop.

This loop can be ridden in either direction. Most riders seem to ride clockwise, which makes for a slightly steeper but shorter climb to the highpoint, then a fast, flowy descent back to the start point.
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PHOTOS of Nelson Loop
  4.0 from 2 votes
Not much sunlight left on the Nelson Loop at Hall Ranch. (Lyons, CO)
  3.5 from 4 votes
Loving the view of Longs Peak (Lyons, CO)
  3.0 from 1 vote
At the junction with Nelson Loop. Starting left (doing the loop clockwi... (Lyons, CO)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Great views of Twin Sisters and Longs Peak from the top of the Nelson Loop (Lyons, CO)
  3.0 from 1 vote
Twin Sisters Peak from the Nelson Loop (Lyons, CO)
  2.0 from 1 vote
Nice views of the foothills (Lyons, CO)
  2.0 from 1 vote
The historic Nelson Ranch farm house. Walk (don't bike) on over and hav... (Lyons, CO)