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Pool and Ice Rink Loop

 57 votes

8.6 Miles 13.8 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

1,176' 359 m

Ascent

-1,182' -360 m

Descent

7,705' 2,348 m

High

6,652' 2,028 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Bad / Closed

13 days agoUpdate

A challenging climb with great scenery leading to Eagle's best downhill flow trail.

Nick Wilder

Overview

Closed Dec 15 - Apr 15 each year.
Though not long in miles, this ride is huge in fun! Challenging hills lead to great views, and finish with Eagle's newly rebuilt downhill flow trail.

Description

Park at the Eagle's Pool and Ice Rink, next to Spud Cellar park. Find the paved path up the hill and follow it left. You'll take a few more paved paths until you get to Charlie Brown trail. This trail follows power lines behind a neighborhood and is mostly easy, with one short blue-rated hill. It ends at Polar Star Dr.

Head north on a dirt path around the neighborhood. Very shortly you find yourself at the start of The Boneyard and Bellyache Road. Take that a tiny distance until you branch off to the left on The Boneyard.

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

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

Note that you could have cranked up the Bellyache Road and gotten the same place, but singletrack is more fun, right???

Follow this a short ways to a huge viewpoint and popular camping spot. When you're ready to descend, take the singletrack down the steep ridge from the viewpoint at the end of this trail, which will intersect Pool and Ice Rink in a few hundred yards (look out for it on the left).

Pool and Ice Rink follows an old dirt road for a few hundred yards before the beautifully constructed singletrack begins. This was completely rebuilt and rerouted in 2013, and is an enormous improvement over the unsustainable route that went by the same name before.

This is a downhill flow trail, with berms, S turns, small jumps, and tons of fun! There are sections that can go very fast, but there are some surprise sharp turns and occasional obstacles, so be careful when you can't see far ahead. One very steep part has been turned into a luge run - you might be tempted to climb back up and repeat a few times!

Lower down, the last mile bobs up and down rollers a bit, but the fun continues with small jumps. You'll finish right where you parked.

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Oct 21, 2017
Vance Fast
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Sep 24, 2017
John Negomir
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Sep 15, 2017
Anna Simpson
Forgot my glasses. Would've been wicked fun if I'd been able to see the trail/go fast 9.6mi — 1h 16m
Sep 14, 2017
Scott Rumpf
Sep 13, 2017
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Sep 10, 2017
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Bad / Closed 13 days ago
Closed for wildlife December 1 to April 15
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Is this dog friendly? Also are there places to camp nearby? Jun 12, 2016
Have you road in Fruita? Imagine Zippity Doo Dah on speed. That's the downhill on this ride. So much fun I was giggling down the entire thing. Great ride. Aug 8, 2017
What a nicely built trail. Enjoyable, consistent, and meandering uphill with views at the top. Winding, attacking the Deathstar descent. If only the descent was longer. I hope the nice folks in Eagle can keep the descent in good shape. Plenty of camping up Bellyache Rd. Directions are missing details when Charlie Brown trail dead ends into Pole Star Dr. Sep 10, 2017

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