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Bitterbrush - Lower Section

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 4.5 (95)

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


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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 Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by Markus Groner

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 95 votes

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in Hall Ranch

#46

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  4.5 from 95 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Hall Ranch

#17

in Colorado

#46

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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
Rock Gardens galore 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
After a tough Bitterbush climb, point it for a short downhill before climbing up to Nelson.
May 25, 2017 near Lyons, CO

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Oct 31, 2022
Jim Ryan
Apr 1, 2022
Larry Clinton
Dec 12, 2021
Matthew Koenig
Sep 30, 2021
Anthony Alvarado
2.5mi
Sep 16, 2021
Sergie Ramiro
Aug 29, 2021
A S
Walked most of it 2.5mi
Jun 8, 2021
Steven Chepke
Did this with Aaron hungover climb was above my skill level, (hike a bike), was able to clear about 80% of downhill rock garden 2.5mi — 1h 00m
Mar 9, 2021
eddie akin
only sessioning some of the rock gardens. 2mi