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A great classic ride by itself, and a great way to connect other trails in the area.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Singletrack

4,839' 1,475 m

High

4,580' 1,396 m

Low

651' 198 m

Up

429' 131 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Mary's Loop starts with a solid climb up a rocky dirt road and is not an inviting start. You might look at this from the road and doublecheck the trail sign... but it gets better - much better!

Mary's is one of the classics in the area - partly because the ride itself and the scenery are excellent, and partly because it's the main connector between the other awesome rides here.

You'll soon hit the canyon rim with great stops along the way to take in the massive views overlooking the Colorado river. The doubletrack gives way to singletrack and it gets more technical and rocky in spots. Some riders will need to walk a couple of very short bits.

The trail intersects with the Horsethief Bench Loop, Mary's Cutoff, and Wrangler Loop (Horsethief Bench Loop is well worth a detour, or at least watching someone trying to ride the entrance "hike-a-bike").

Then there's more riding along the rim, with no real climbs but several short technical sections. After the intersection with Steve's Loop (again, well worth a detour), the trail becomes doubletrack again, turns away from the rim, and generally gets less interesting.

You could turn around here or continue another 1.5 doubletrack miles to finish off Mary's Loop when it ends at Lion's Loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Alex Lheritier

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 113 votes

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  4.1 from 113 votes
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#25

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#61

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Photos

Cleaning the entrance to Horsethief Bench Loop... Going UP! Allez!!
Oct 26, 2016 near Loma, CO
A quick lap on one of the favorites at Kokopelli Loops–Horsethief Bench.
Dec 23, 2016 near Loma, CO
Troy kills it on the technical section.
Nov 1, 2013 near Loma, CO
Mary's Loop weaving around slot canyons
Apr 4, 2013 near Loma, CO
Tricky part ridiing around the cliff and up some small steps
Jul 20, 2018 near Loma, CO
First Time on Mary's Loop  september 2017
Jan 20, 2019 near Loma, CO
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May 5, 2024
Pete Krebill
So great!!
Apr 19, 2024
Chris Rice
Dec 30, 2023
Jon Gordon
Chilly but dry and good to ride. 5.6mi — 17h 00m
Nov 19, 2023
M Lastname
Sep 6, 2023
Katie Novak
Aug 19, 2023
Bob Vance
Mary's Loop from parking lot > No Wrangler Cutoff No Horsethief Loop No Steve's Cutoff > Lion's Trailhead/Mack's Ridge > Lower More Fun > More Fun — 2h 15m
Jun 9, 2023
Devoney Cooke
Jun 9, 2023
Onyx Preuschl
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