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Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

 16 votes

Length

8.9 Miles 14.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

397' 121 m

Ascent

-399' -122 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

8,720' 2,658 m

High

8,441' 2,573 m

Low

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All Clear 44 days ago
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A mostly easy singletrack trail following a former railroad track.

Jason Lampenrider

Overview

This Ride is a mostly flat out and back, smoooth and easy singletrack trail, with a handful of quick, but steep and technical sections.

Description

The trail profile gives the illusion that this trail is steep, but you probably won't even notice the gradual climb of 300 feet over 4 miles on your way out, and the gradual 4 mile descent on the return. You'll be busy enjoying carving your way along the smooth singletrack through everything from wide open terrain with great views to very narrow gulches as you follow a section of the former Midland Railroad.

It's generally easy and smooth singletrack, but where the train bridges have been removed, you'll find your way around up/down, surprisingly technical terrain requiring short bursts of energy and good line choosing skills to successfully navigate your way.

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Oct 23, 2017
Matt Thompson
Oct 14, 2017
Charlie Lippolis
Oct 10, 2017
Raúl Gross
Aug 13, 2017
Lee Blazek
Aug 6, 2017
Melissa Knight-Maloney
11.3mi
Jul 24, 2017
Nathaniel Crutcher
Beautiful scenery. The hard parts were a bit hard for beginners but fun for more experienced riders. 4mi
May 28, 2017
Austin Samuel

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  3.6 from 16 votes

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  3.6 from 16 votes
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#216

in Colorado

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An interesting ride that combines short fast gravel grind type sections over old railroad beds and several detour sections where the railroad bridges have been removed. The flat sections are very beginner while the detours are more technical and are beginner-intermediate with some intermediate and one hike-a-bike for most riders. Overall, this is a solid trail for the beginner rider to gain confidence on more technical riding. Great views of collegiate peaks. Sep 13, 2016

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