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


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Singletrack

4,757' 1,450 m

High

4,504' 1,373 m

Low

321' 98 m

Up

382' 117 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Lost Justpastnowhere and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 69 votes

#88

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  4.5 from 69 votes
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Trail Rankings

#36

in Colorado

#88

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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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Dec 31, 2023
Jon Gordon
Icy patches are few and far in-between. Currently good for anyone that wants to get a ride in the "off-season", assuming you can handle the chill. 3.9mi — 10h 38m
Nov 20, 2023
M Lastname
Sep 9, 2023
Meredith Lancaster
Jun 18, 2023
Alexander Blanchette
Jun 9, 2023
Devoney Cooke
Mar 27, 2023
Mikie Eaton
Trail was either very muddy or dried up cattle tracks. I'd avoid Steve's Loop for a bit longer
Oct 28, 2022
Lee P
Steve's Loop CCW return on Mary's. 6.3mi — 1h 15m
Aug 1, 2022
Chris Spitznogle
Always a great ride! I love taking Mary's from Hawkeye Parking to Steve's Connector to do this loop! Always some shade trees that help out as well.
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