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Bitterbrush - Lower Section

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 4.4 (83)

The most popular Hall Ranch trail - home of the well-known "Rock Garden" section.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Singletrack

6,126' 1,867 m

High

5,462' 1,665 m

Low

64' 20 m

Up

673' 205 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This is the first section of trail leading up from the main Hall Ranch parking lot. It's a steady climb all the way up to the junction with the Antelope trail.

This trail includes a 1/2 mile Rock Garden that can challenge all but the most advanced mountain bikers. It's a consistent climb with big moves up and over rock faces and features. It's rideable by advanced riders even without trials skills, but you'll work for it!

Less experienced riders can choose to park at the other smaller trailhead and ride the intermediate (but still fun singletrack) Antelope trail up to the same spot.

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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 83 votes

#1

in Hall Ranch

#33

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  4.4 from 83 votes
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#1

in Hall Ranch

#14

in Colorado

#33

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Photos

Check out my Trail Boss video from Bitterbrush at Hall Ranch.
Mar 2, 2017 near Lyons, CO
The last drop before the finish on Bitterbush
Oct 22, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Climbing the rock garden section of Bitterbrush can be a humbling experience.
Oct 31, 2016 near Lyons, CO
Riding Hall Ranch With Some New Friends
Aug 21, 2018 near Lyons, CO
Rock Gardens galore on bitterbush
Oct 22, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Hall Ranch at sunset... some of the best riding on the Front Range.
Nov 16, 2015 near Lyons, CO

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Mar 9, 2021
eddie akin
only sessioning some of the rock gardens. 2mi
Jan 16, 2021
Dave Manago
Bitterbrush 100% dry and fun. Lollipop loop a little wet at times but 95% dry and clean. Have fun!
Nov 22, 2020
Finn Merell
climb very hard descent very fun 2.5mi
Jun 4, 2020
Connor Timms
Jan 24, 2020
Austin Adams
Holy crap, that was tough.
Nov 17, 2019
Krys Contreras
2.5mi
Jul 14, 2019
Charles S
Just the best, new trail maintenance too
Jul 6, 2019
Charles S
Awesome