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The topmost section of Hall Ranch - a beautiful, rolling singletrack trail for everyone.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

6,692' 2,040 m

High

6,393' 1,949 m

Low

317' 97 m

Up

315' 96 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

The Nelson Loop is the best part about Hall Ranch for many riders. Whether you came up from Bitterbrush - Lower Section up the technical climb, or up the more gentle Antelope Trail, you'll enjoy the views and fast, rolling singletrack on the Nelson Loop.

This loop can be ridden in either direction. Most riders seem to ride clockwise, which makes for a slightly steeper but shorter climb to the highpoint, then a fast, flowy descent back to the start point.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by Markus Groner

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 72 votes

#2

in Hall Ranch

#77

Overall
  4.5 from 72 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Hall Ranch

#30

in Colorado

#77

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6,763 Since Nov 20, 2012
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Photos

Riding the Nelson Loop in April, with just a touch of snow capping Meeker-Longs Massif in the background.
Apr 27, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Not much sunlight left on the Nelson Loop at Hall Ranch.
Nov 16, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Near the top of Hall Ranch on the Nelson Loop with great views of Longs Peak.
Jun 24, 2016 near Lyons, CO
At the junction with Nelson Loop.  Starting left (doing the loop clockwise) is gives you a better descent, but it's open both ways.
Nov 22, 2012 near Lyons, CO
Loving the view of Longs Peak
Jul 17, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Outrunning a storm to the south.
Sep 22, 2016 near Lyons, CO
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Current Trail Conditions

Bad / Closed 72 days ago
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Check-Ins

May 13, 2023
Matthew Sharpe
Excellent conditions.
Apr 16, 2023
Fehim Hasecic
Nov 17, 2019
Krys Contreras
2.2mi
Aug 24, 2019
Marcin Gliszewski
Very fun loop.
Aug 1, 2019
Andrew Kuiken
antelope to bitterbrush to nelson 6.8mi
Jun 4, 2019
Bennett Wagner
May 19, 2019
Private User
Dec 18, 2018
Scott Platt
Beautiful trail.
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