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greenBlue Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

  3.8 ( 23 )

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Trail

10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/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

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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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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
Mar 23, 2018
Sue McKelvey
Mar 13, 2018
Thomas Beveridge
Oct 23, 2017
Matt Thompson

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 23 votes

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  3.8 from 23 votes
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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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