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blueBlack Foothills - Maxwell Loop

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5.9 mile 9.4 kilometer loop
70% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 658' 200 m
Descent: -656' -200 m
High: 5,659' 1,725 m
Low: 5,193' 1,583 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A great after work flowy/technical singletrack ride with amazing views of Horsetooth Reservoir.

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This trail is rideable all year, but can close due to muddy conditions after snow.

Overview

Great short ride with flowing singletrack and some technical uphill sections. All rideable and a blast to ride after work with friends. Great views of Horsetooth Reservoir and Lory State Park across the way.

Description

Park at Maxwell Natural Area and ride north behind what is left of Hughes Stadium. You cross over the Foothills Trail and continue up through a small valley to Rotary Park past the "A". Then ride up to the overlook north of Rotary's parking lot and link up with the Shoreline trail that dips down to the reservoir and continues north.

Once you make it to the parking lot with swimming area you'll double back and head south back to the meadow at the top of the Maxwell uphill section. Head back down the way you came back to the Maxwell Natural Area parking lot.

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May 15, 2019
Jeff Bruce
Dry conditions — 0h 48m
Apr 25, 2019
Joshua Bent
Charlie's first single dimond trail
Apr 2, 2019
Brandon Payne
Jan 20, 2019
Sean Hankins
First time, stopped at pagoda at north loop.
Jan 19, 2019
Jeff Bruce
Awesome conditions today. 40 degrees, mostly dry trails with some slightly muddy sections. Technical and smooth, good amount of climbs/descents.
Nov 15, 2018
Isaac Duncan
Oct 13, 2018
Zero Zwr
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Sep 22, 2018
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