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Blue Sky

Intermediate
 4.3 (48)

A casual and fun trail along the ridge with great views of the foothills.


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

10.0

KM

Singletrack

5,689' 1,734 m

High

5,345' 1,629 m

Low

525' 160 m

Up

570' 174 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The north end of this trail starts at the Blue Sky trailhead/parking, the south end meets up with Devil's Backbone, and it intersects with Rim Rock Trail around the middle. Indian Summer also branches off of Blue Sky, so there are many possibilities for this trail.

There is one set of steps in the north half of this trail that most people will walk, though advanced riders may be able to find a line. Near the south end of this trail there are steps and obstacles crossing the ridge line that most people will walk. Other than these, the trail is mostly clear of obstacles, doesn't have any very steep grades, and flows incredibly well. With tons of linkup and variations available, Blue Sky is not one to miss.

Note that there are a number of blind corners on Blue Sky and it can be crowded on weekends. Ride safely.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ian Stewart with improvements by Jason Garner

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 48 votes

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  4.3 from 48 votes
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#49

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#127

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Photos

Be alert for rattlesnakes on this trail.  This one was kind of aggressive.
Aug 13, 2014 near Loveland, CO
Rainy day on the Blue Sky Trail.
Oct 8, 2015 near Loveland, CO
Headed north back to the Blue Sky parking lot.
Mar 10, 2016 near Loveland, CO
Looking south towards Indian Summer Loop.
Aug 28, 2016 near Loveland, CO
View South At Rim Rock Intersection
May 23, 2013 near Loveland, CO
Nice view right before sundown
Apr 19, 2018 near Loveland, CO

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Nov 29, 2020
Matthew Koenig
Rode from Devil's Backbone Trailhead to south end of Blue Sky and up just shy of Horsetooth Reservoir before turning around. 17mi — 3h 12m
Jun 8, 2020
Josh Woodmansee
7.9mi — 1h 00m
Mar 18, 2020
Jimmy Duckworth
Dec 11, 2019
Grayson Barber
Aug 31, 2019
Kyle Berry
Jul 24, 2019
Chase Gross
6.2mi — 1h 00m
Jun 1, 2019
Connor Parish
Awesome trail when ridden as an out and back! Tacky dirt, flowing singletrack, and awesome scenery with just enough tech to keep things interesting. — 1h 45m
Apr 11, 2019
Kali Osborn