Northside Loop

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  4.0 from 3 votes
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #5 in the Red Hill area
#300 in CO, #2,505 Overall
Views: 392. Last 30 days: 2
Nov 23 Red - Muddy Snowy Icy
Trail in the area near Carbondale,
“Starts with a long rocky climb, middle is filled with fast fields, and ends with a punchy climb.”
Craig Fowler on Feb 13, 2014
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4.97.9 milesKilometers 395’121 m Ascent 7,170’2,185 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -402’-123 m Descent 6,789’2,069 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
The Northside Loop is a 4.9 mile loop with a bit of everything. If done in the counter-clockwise direction, it starts with a long rocky climb with some technical spots thrown in for fun. As you top out, the trail descends out of the woods and into open sage.

This is where the fun really begins. The sage fields in the middle of this loop are super fast and so much fun. Wooded technical spots are thrown into the mix but the fast sage riding starts again. Riding in this direction can be tough later in the day as you're riding into the sun in all the high speed sections.

The loop ends as you climb back into the forest. The rocks start again as well. Overall the loop is a blast and begs for fast riding.
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4.8 (6)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.2 (10)
A highly entertaining set of singletrack trails rideable right from the town ...
near Carbondale, CO
4.0 (4)
A taste of high country riding but close to civilization.
near El Jebel, CO

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PHOTOS of Northside Loop
  2.7 from 3 votes
Beautiful tread in one of the many sage sections. (Carbondale, CO)