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Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

 21 votes

11.9 Miles 19.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

1,019' 311 m

Ascent

-1,018' -310 m

Descent

8,446' 2,574 m

High

7,933' 2,418 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

All Clear

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A tour of a bunch of Buena Vista singletrack.

Jason Lampenrider

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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Oct 10, 2017
Raúl Gross
Aug 25, 2017
Jerrod Johnson
Perfect amount of technical. Lots of fire road though. 11.5mi
Aug 20, 2017
Jamie Knight
Aug 13, 2017
Soraya Khalje
Fun rolling ride, easy 11.5mi
Aug 4, 2017
Melissa Komadina
Aug 1, 2017
Cory Feign
Jul 15, 2017
Cara Hubbell
Fun, flowy singletrack with some technical spots. 12mi
Jul 8, 2017
Clint Durbin

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  4.0 from 21 votes

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