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Nelson Loop

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Rank: #3 in Boulder
#81 in Colorado
#824 Overall
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“The topmost section of Hall Ranch - a beautiful, rolling singletrack trail for everyone.”
Michael Ahnemann on Nov 20, 2012
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2.2 Miles Singletrack Type 317’ Ascent -315’ Descent 6,393’ Low 6,692’ High
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Dogs are prohibited on all Hall Ranch trails.
Description
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
 3.0 from 1 vote
At the junction with Nelson Loop. Starting left (doing the loop clockwi... (Lyons, CO)
 3.0 from 1 vote
Twin Sisters Peak from the Nelson Loop (Lyons, CO)
 3.0 from 1 vote
Great views of Twin Sisters and Longs Peak from the top of the Nelson Loop (Lyons, CO)
 2.0 from 1 vote
Nice views of the foothills (Lyons, CO)
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The historic Nelson Ranch farm house. Walk (don't bike) on over and hav... (Lyons, CO)
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