Midland Bike Trail Out and Back

 12 votes

8.5 Miles 13.6 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

454' 138 m

Ascent

-454' -138 m

Descent

8,717' 2,657 m

High

8,452' 2,576 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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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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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
May 19, 2017
John Flynn
Apr 22, 2017
Rebecca Meritz
Sep 25, 2016
Noah Rabinowitz

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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in Buena Vista

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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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