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Bitterbrush - Lower Section

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Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 64' 20 m
Descent: -673' -205 m
High: 6,126' 1,867 m
Low: 5,462' 1,665 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

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

Michael Ahnemann

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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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Check-Ins

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
Jun 13, 2019
Lucy Fagan
Nov 10, 2018
Tcaprare Caprarella
Oct 3, 2018
Patrick Burns
The down never gets up to speed on account of some 'well' placed hiker corners. Old school like Adidas with no laces.
Sep 25, 2018
Naataanii Todea
1.2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 72 votes

#1

in Hall Ranch

#37

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  4.4 from 72 votes
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#1

in Hall Ranch

#16

in Colorado

#37

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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
Hall Ranch at sunset... some of the best riding on the Front Range.
Nov 16, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Rock Gardens galore on bitterbush
Oct 22, 2017 near Lyons, CO

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