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Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

12.0 mile 19.3 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

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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A tour of a bunch of Buena Vista singletrack.

Jason Lampenrider

Electric Mountain Bikes 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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May 2, 2020
Peter Byrne
Sep 27, 2019
Alan Vinge
Aug 10, 2019
Natalie Busse
12mi — 11h 44m
Jul 27, 2019
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Jul 23, 2019
Ric Wolkowitz
Jun 10, 2019
Nathan Jones
Jun 8, 2019
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May 31, 2019
Nate Cundy

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  3.8 from 38 votes

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  3.8 from 38 votes
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#430

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Photos

Django is a good mix of flowy and technical, with a nice backdrop.
Nov 27, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
If you see multi-colored tape hanging from a tree, it typically means that something is coming. Big step up after a loose entry. Traction is good on the rock and surprisingly smooth throughout.
May 28, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Heading down the last leg of the trail into town.
Sep 24, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Cairns marking the nondescript entrance of Gentleman's Tail
Aug 2, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
The obvious start of 6032
Jul 17, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
The start of 6034
Jul 16, 2013 near Buena V…, CO

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