ElevationAscent: 1,385' 422 m
Descent: -308' -94 m
High: 8,195' 2,498 m
Low: 7,118' 2,169 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
Popular rides nearby
Beall - Ridge - Rotary Loop
15.8 mi 25.5 km • Loop • 2,169 ft Ascent 661.06 m Ascent
26.9 mi 43.2 km • Point to Point • 3,456 ft Ascent 1053.5 m Ascent
Emerald Mountain Advanced Loop
8.9 mi 14.4 km • Loop • 1,488 ft Ascent 453.49 m Ascent
Emerald Mountain Intermediate Tour
8.4 mi 13.5 km • Loop • 1,090 ft Ascent 332.35 m Ascent
Flash of Gold to Grouse Ridge
21.0 mi 33.8 km • Loop • 2,552 ft Ascent 777.81 m Ascent
North Fork to Coulton Creek Shuttle
15.4 mi 24.8 km • Point to Point • 1,682 ft Ascent 512.7 m Ascent
“An excellent singletrack climb up the backside of Emerald Mountain.”— Leslie Kehmeier
The lower reaches of Beall start in open and shrubby vegetation, transitioning to dark evergreen and mature aspen forest. The trail climbs steadily but not overly steep. Half way through, the route crests a lower ridge and provides a short downhill.
From here to the intersection with Ridge, Beall contours and climbs gradually to the top of Emerald Mountain. Near the summit there are fantastic sweeping views to the south and west.
Stay left to continue on the Beall - Ridge - Rotary Loop or turn right to explore the frontiside of Emerald and Howlson Hill trails.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Routt County Riders
May 5, 2020: Transportation Master Plan Takes Digital Highway
Apr 21, 2020: Road and Gravel Riders – Spring Safety Tips + Tricks
Apr 10, 2020: USFS issues two orders in light of COVID19
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Little Snake Field Office