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Lupine

Intermediate

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 877' 267 m
Descent: -3' -1 m
High: 7,695' 2,345 m
Low: 6,821' 2,079 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A scenic and flowy singletrack trail, mostly used for climbing.

Michael Ahnemann

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Description

Lupine starts just a short distance up from the base of the trail system, off Bluffs Loop. As of June 2014, the start is unmarked, and the entire lower section is fairly difficult to follow, with several unmarked trails branching off at different points. Use the MTB Project MTB Project mobile app to find the start, and as you follow the trail, it becomes easier to stay on course.

The trail climbs the entire way, but it's never particularly steep. It flows nicely back and forth through nice lush vegetation and Aspens. In many spots it flows so well, you'll think it would make a much better descent than a climb. However, it's most commonly ridden uphill, so descending would require many stops for uphill riders.

As you reach higher elevations, the trail pops out to the ridge line, serving up expansive views back out over the valley to town and the ski area in the distance. The last third of the trail is slightly rockier and technical, but never too challenging.

You'll meet up with Little Moab trail for a steeper, more technical climb.

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Sep 29, 2019
Patrick Burns
Good climbing lane. Mellow and super scenic. Super beautiful in the fall. Easy grades and not many technical obstacles.
Aug 17, 2019
Steven Mattics
Jul 27, 2019
Faruk Ramovic
Apr 3, 2019
Bill Hoffman
Oct 6, 2018
Tyler Eberle
Lupton down npr 4mi
Jun 30, 2018
Mack Haugh
Jun 18, 2018
Andrew Baldwin
May 28, 2018
Christian Ravsten

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 22 votes

#5473

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  3.5 from 22 votes
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#510

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Lupine has great views of the Yampa Valley from top to bottom.
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
LUPINE TO LITTLE MOAB  |  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
Nov 19, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
Emerald Meadows is fabulous!
Jun 24, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
View from Emerald Mountain snowbiking.
Apr 9, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
A Moab-like descent over slabs of rock can be found on the Little Moab trail.
May 16, 2017 near Steambo…, CO
NPR - middle downhill
Mar 20, 2018 near Steambo…, CO

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