Ute Valley Loop

 18 votes

3.9 Miles 6.3 Kilometers

95%

Singletrack

346' 105 m

Ascent

-345' -105 m

Descent

6,598' 2,011 m

High

6,347' 1,934 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

All Clear

6,598' 2,011 m

High

6,347' 1,934 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

A great loop through Ute Valley Park.

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Overview

This loop includes most of the best sections of Ute Valley park in a single loop that can be repeated for extra miles and fun.

Need To Know

The trails in Ute Valley Park are not marked or named. If this is your first time, bring a map or the MTB Project app, or budget extra time for pathfinding. There are trails in the middle of the park which are for hikers only.

Description

Start by heading straight from the parking lot (you can also take the boardwalk at the end of the parking lot if the main entrance is blocked by a car). Don't go up the first hill immediately to your left. You'll come down that hill at the end of the loop.

After a couple hundred yards or so, you'll cross over a little wooden bridge and head up the first main climb. This climb has some rocky sections that beginners may need to walk. After finishing the climb, the trail will continue through a short descent and dump into a gravel service road. Turn left head up the hill past the power station and take the next left.

The trail will drop into a fairly fast and bumpy descent and then veer right. At the next T, turn left to head back towards the center of the park and then quickly turn right followed by an immediate left and climb up a short hill.

At the top the hill, the trail will T with yet another trail, turn right and follow this trail for a while. This will trail will include some moderate technical parts as well as a fairly rocky descent.

Near the bottom of the descent, a trail will fork off to the right. Stay left and follow that trail until you meet up with a wider section of trail. Follow the wider section of trail until a section of singletrack veers to the right. Follow this and take your first right, this intersection is very sandy so make your turn carefully. You'll follow that trail until you reach an intersection with a rocky section of trail that will T into your trail from the left. Turn and follow this trail until it meets up with a another trail, take a left and climb up a very steep climb to the top of a ridge.

You should see the school on your right. Follow this trail and then descend down the other end of the ridge. Turn left to loop back around and do another loop or turn right and head back to the trailhead. The parking lot should be visible while descending this ridge.

This isn't a very large park if you're on a bike so if you're new here just budget extra time for exploring and finding your own route.

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Dry and beautiful. Delete
Apr 1, 2016
Allen Tanner
Trail is chewed up a bit by all the hikers, but not too muddy. Delete

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  3.8 from 18 votes

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