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Pool and Ice Rink Loop

Intermediate
 4.6 (119) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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8.6

Miles

13.8

KM

0%

Singletrack

7,692' 2,344 m

High

6,655' 2,029 m

Low

1,146' 349 m

Up

1,145' 349 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed Dec 15 - Apr 15 each year.

Overview

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.

Take some roads through 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.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 119 votes

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  4.6 from 119 votes
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Photos

One of the final berms on Haymaker.
Jun 8, 2017 near Eagle, CO
Pool and Ice is a super fun trail with some amazing views!
Oct 31, 2016 near Eagle, CO
Pushing the edge of grip in the corkscrew.
Jun 8, 2017 near Eagle, CO
Scott Fleming rides the upper meadow of Boneyard at sunset.
Dec 5, 2012 near Eagle, CO
Railing a corner at the bottom of Pool and Ice.
Oct 31, 2016 near Eagle, CO
Chasing Dillon Lemarr through Pool and Ice Trail's fast and flowy twists and turns. #followcamfriday
Jun 9, 2017 near Eagle, CO

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Jun 27, 2020
Joshua Smith
Dry and Loose 8.2mi — 1h 06m
Jun 21, 2020
Christopher Best
May 31, 2020
Seth Peterson
May 31, 2020
Anna Parker
All clear. Great trail
May 27, 2020
Bryant P
May 24, 2020
Levi Roberts
May 9, 2020
KC Schultz
18mi — 2h 22m
May 8, 2020
Sarah Mc
Very challenging for me. Switchbacks galore on way up, big berm turns on way down. Dusty.