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Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

 4.0 (28)

12.0 Miles 19.3 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

1,005' 306 m

Ascent

-1,003' -306 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

8,444' 2,574 m

High

7,935' 2,419 m

Low

Shared By Jason Lampenrider

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A tour of a bunch of Buena Vista singletrack.

Jason Lampenrider

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Starting and ending in the main parking area the Buena Vista River Park, you'll enjoy a good taste of Buena Vista's singletrack. If you're looking for more miles, combine this loop with the Midland Bike Trail Out and Back.

Description

Begin at the Buena Vista riverside parking lot and cross the small bridge over the Arkansas river. Climb slightly along the Whipple Trail and then onto the South Loop which is mainly smooth singletrack. Continue straight when you come to the fork heading uphill. After about a mile, you climb up to and cross CR304 leading you directly into Broken Boyfriend (6032A), which climbs up and then turns to head north. The terrain is rolling singletrack with a few bits of sandy and rocky areas. After about 1.5 miles, you return to CR304 and take it south and very slightly uphill for about 3.0 miles to a junction and another parking lot.

From here, you can extend this loop by taking the Midland Bicycle Trail, or dive right into the Gentleman's Tail Trail. The Gentleman's Tail winds its way west and downward through relatively rocky and tight turns and bottoms out into a fire road. From here, you can cross directly over this fire road and begin the climb up 6034 or climb the fire road.

Both lead you back to CR304 where you can decide again about extending your loop with the Midland Bike Trail Out and Back. If not, head north on CR304 and drop into the Whipple Trail and then the Steep Shortcut back to where you began.

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Aug 25, 2018
Paty Frost
Aug 4, 2018
Bianca Germain
Third ride.
Jul 28, 2018
Scott Jones
Jun 24, 2018
Bo Kiker
Great condition, but lots of loose gravel. With a rain it may dry a little more firm 11.9mi
Jun 16, 2018
Riley Houston
May 20, 2018
Clark Sperry
11.9mi
May 18, 2018
Dano Monticelli
May 12, 2018
Gosia Lieske
From the bridge on 6032, 304, partially 1450 and back 7.9mi — 1h 27m

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 28 votes

#440

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  4.0 from 28 votes
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#110

in Colorado

#440

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