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Bitterbrush - Upper Section

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 347' 106 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 6,381' 1,945 m
Low: 6,046' 1,843 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

The top part of Bitterbrush is a gradual singletrack climb up to Nelson Loop.

Michael Ahnemann

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Description

This trail section starts from the top of either Antelope (easier way up) or Bitterbrush - Lower Section (more difficult way up) and leads to the Nelson Loop up top.

It's a mostly smooth, gradual climb - just follow the trail up.

On the way down, watch for other riders, hikers, and horseback riders climbing up. There's often heavy traffic on this trail.

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Nov 17, 2019
Krys Contreras
1.4mi
Aug 26, 2019
Renae Sohlden
May 19, 2019
Brian Huber
Oct 3, 2018
Patrick Burns
Not all the corners flow well, and that is a good thing. A bunch of awkward righthanders really force you to try hard.
Aug 30, 2018
Travis Sturzl
Jul 17, 2018
Thomas Pyke
Jul 9, 2018
Mike Bowen
Local rider said best section coming down. it was very fun. going up was ok too, lots of riders coming down. 1.4mi
Jun 30, 2018
Tony Fagan

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 37 votes

#3

in Hall Ranch

#217

Overall
  4.2 from 37 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Hall Ranch

#80

in Colorado

#217

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Photos

Dropping down the back side of Hall Ranch, just after the Antelope connector.
Oct 31, 2016 near Lyons, CO
HALL RANCH  |  JULY 2018
Nov 8, 2018 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
Railing corners on upper Bitterbrush at Hall Ranch.
Nov 16, 2015 near Lyons, CO
Flat out run from summit of Nelson Loop, down upper Bitterbrush and down Antelope to trailhead.
Aug 2, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Going up the Upper Section (not yet at Nelson) and looking back.  This was a fun trail, challening trail for me -- as an Beginner/Moderate rider.
Aug 26, 2018 near Lyons, CO

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