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The Boneyard

 4.3 (24)

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

940' 287 m

Ascent

-3' -1 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

7,695' 2,345 m

High

6,757' 2,060 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

Conditions


All Clear 39 days ago
Dry History

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Steady climbing singletrack with great views.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This trail starts at a parking area near the intersection of Bluffs Drive and Bellyache Rd. Please be aware that to reach the trailhead, you'll be traveling through a neighborhood, so please be courteous to the full-time residents. Following E. 2nd street is the most direct way to reach the trailhead, which is reached by turning right onto Bluffs Dr., followed by a nearly immediate left onto Bellyache Rd. There's parking for about 5-6 cars, otherwise, you'll need to head out to the overflow parking. Please do not cut through the yards of residents to reach the trailhead.

From the parking area on Bellyache Rd, ride up the doubletrack hill and look for the green gate at a bend in the road. Instead of following the road to the right, proceed around the green gate and down the doubletrack for 0.15 miles. After riding through a drainage, look to your right for the signs for the Boneyard Trail.

The route climbs steadily for 1.45 miles and includes several switchback turns and two major drainage crossings. This section of trail exits into the open for a brief moment before ducking back into the sage and pinyon-juniper trees for another 0.74 miles. After this, the trail levels out for awhile and travels through an open sagebrush meadow with 360 degree views and plenty of small banked turns.

The final singletrack section of The Boneyard climbs again around a technical rocky knoll before intersecting a doubletrack. This section levels out when it reaches Bellyache Road.

Return Options: From here you can turn around and ride back down Boneyard, turn right and cruise down Bellyache Rd to the start, or turn left on Bellyache Rd to access Redneck Ridge, Pool and Ice Rink, or Dirt Surfer.

As a descent, The Boneyard is a phenomenal trail that utilizes great flow in its upper sections and tight, techy switchback riding near the bottom. Keep your eyes peeled for hikers coming up the trail, and always be sure to be courteous!

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Jun 16, 2018
Snowboard Biker
Apr 29, 2018
reuben Bel
Sep 17, 2017
Caitlyn D
Great, smooth ride up. I'd skip the road, we went up boneyard and down redneck ridge
Aug 30, 2017
Raúl Gross
Love ascending here.
Jul 14, 2017
Corina Lindley
Went opposite way on this am pool and ice rink trail.
May 29, 2017
Jonathon Johnson
May 18, 2017
Jamey Mossengren
Apr 9, 2017
Hunter R
Trails are dry and ready for spring riders! The bottom of Redneck Ridge is a little blown out from horse hood prints, but beyond that, it's all good! 21mi

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  4.3 from 24 votes

#281

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  4.3 from 24 votes
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#96

in Colorado

#281

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5,294 Since Nov 12, 2012
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epic run this morning but very hot at the top! poor dogs were so thirsty and dehydrated at the end! Jun 19, 2017

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