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blue Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

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Trail

12.0 mile 19.3 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,005' 306 m
Descent: -1,003' -306 m
High: 8,444' 2,574 m
Low: 7,935' 2,419 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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Trail shared by Jason Lampenrider

A tour of a bunch of Buena Vista singletrack.

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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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May 18, 2019
Andrea Helmig
May 13, 2019
Darren Sq
12mi
Nov 8, 2018
Peter Trask
Lock your shock in XC and forget it! Area’s techy, swoopy and nice and exposed! I bet most of this area can be ridden year round. 10mi
Oct 27, 2018
Evan Sharp
Recommend bacon bits! 12mi
Sep 30, 2018
Mary Hamilton
Sep 29, 2018
Alicia Kordonowy
Pretty technical for 80%. 12mi
Aug 25, 2018
Paty Frost
Aug 4, 2018
Bianca Germain
Third ride.

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  3.9 from 31 votes

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