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Steve's Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (48)

A superb intermediate trail with views, slot canyons, and great riding.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Singletrack

4,758' 1,450 m

High

4,513' 1,376 m

Low

333' 101 m

Up

395' 120 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This trail can be ridden either direction and it's good either way.

Starting on the southern end, you'll descend a couple steps (some riders will choose to walk them), then you'll cruise down a nice, smooth, rolling trail to a bench a little lower than the one you've been riding. The trail is now very easy for the next couple miles, but there are wonderful desert features including slot canyons, big sandstone walls, and some shelf rock that you can ride above some major dropoffs to the canyon floor below.

The third canyon is the narrowest slot canyon. After than, it's smooth riding again almost all the way back up to Mary's Loop on the higher bench.

One final steep uphill stretch will not be rideable by most and you'll probably have to push it a short ways.

One of the highlights in this area!

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 48 votes

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  4.5 from 48 votes
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#45

in Colorado

#107

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The scenery on Steve's is second to none
Nov 6, 2018 near Loma, CO
Steve's Loop is mostly 'green' but there are a few tech sections including these drops.
Sep 6, 2016 near Loma, CO
Steve's Loop clings to the edge almost the whole way.  Super fun!
Apr 2, 2013 near Loma, CO
The initial downhill section into Steve's Loop
Apr 2, 2013 near Loma, CO
The Colorado River is your backdrop the whole time, but you never can get down to it.
Apr 2, 2013 near Loma, CO
Classic Colorado River scenery on Steve's Loop
Apr 2, 2013 near Loma, CO

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Mar 9, 2020
Cassidy Kodas
3.3mi
Feb 2, 2020
Josh Brown
excellent ride — 12h 00m
Sep 27, 2019
Katie Rutherford
Jul 2, 2019
Steve Menz
Steve's Connector to Steve's then Mary's Loop. 2mi
May 26, 2019
John Ryan
Apr 21, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Mar 28, 2019
Tony Fagan
Nov 6, 2018
John Styrnol
Pretty nice trail, kinda confusing at times with all the alternate lines.