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Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

Intermediate

Trail

10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 468' 143 m
Descent: -466' -142 m
High: 8,716' 2,657 m
Low: 8,445' 2,574 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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A mostly easy singletrack trail following a former railroad track.

Jason Lampenrider

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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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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Jun 13, 2019
Mike Schuman
May 25, 2019
Christel Valentine
awesome 10.3mi
Apr 27, 2019
Brian Corbin
Bacon Bits — 1h 54m
Apr 18, 2019
Terri Johnson
Oct 27, 2018
Leo Rodriguez
Fun little trail. 10.3mi
Aug 5, 2018
Boris Katsnelson
May 19, 2018
Aaron K.
Fun first ride with Brittelle Smooth singletrack with a few short rocky sections
May 15, 2018
Gosia Lieske
10.3mi — 2h 40m

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 26 votes

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  3.9 from 26 votes
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#148

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#731

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Photos

"Don't feed the Rocky Mountain Elephant"
Jul 16, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
Great drop with smooth landing that can be ridden small or large.
Oct 28, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Riding through a narrow gulch along the trail
Jul 27, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
Wonderful views along this section
Jul 16, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
Cairns marking the nondescript entrance of Gentleman's Tail
Aug 2, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
Trail goes through a few slot canyons.
Sep 24, 2017 near Buena V…, CO

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