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blueBlack Foothills Trail

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9.3 mile 15.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 904' 276 m
Descent: -1,008' -307 m
High: 5,659' 1,725 m
Low: 5,104' 1,556 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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A tour of the foothills just outside Fort Collins, CO.

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You can ride south to north or north to south since the trail rides well in either direction. You can park at Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake and ride the full length or you could start in the middle and do two out and back rides as well to spice it up and get a good mix of ascent and descent.

In between College Lake and Reservoir Ridge there are some pretty technical sections for the uphill and steep downhill.

Through the Maxwell area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles, but all doable for an intermediate rider.

Other than these two areas, the trail is flowing single and doubletrack with good speed and awesome views.

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Oct 28, 2018
Stefan Feider
Sep 4, 2018
Amy Taft
This trail is very rocky and not fun at all. The obstacles are never ending and there are few “reward” moments. Would not recommend this ride.
Jun 4, 2018
Darren Sq
Apr 26, 2018
Stefan Feider
Apr 25, 2018
Lauren Anderson
Super fun first ride 11.5mi — 1h 25m
Apr 25, 2018
Brandon Strobel
13mi — 1h 35m
Sep 3, 2017
Shane Scantling
Jun 13, 2017
James Allerheiligen
Tried, fell in cactus, had to go back

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#505

in Colorado

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Jordan Oroshiba
Fort Collins, CO
Jordan Oroshiba   Fort Collins, CO
Along the shoreline this trail is really fun flowy, some fun little jumps. When you cross over the road and are on the city side of the hill it is very steep and very rocky. The shoreline is a blue while the other side is a black to double black at times. (I personally have to do a lot of hike a bike) Mar 31, 2019

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