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Lupine

Intermediate
 3.6 (25)

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


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

7,695' 2,345 m

High

6,821' 2,079 m

Low

877' 267 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by James Stucky

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 25 votes

#5463

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  3.6 from 25 votes
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Trail Rankings

#474

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#5,463

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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 of Steamboat Springs from Lupine
Jun 14, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
View of Steamboat Springs from Lupine trail.
Jun 17, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
First time riding NPR in Steamboat Springs.
Jun 17, 2020 near Steambo…, CO

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Sep 12, 2020
M K
Aug 27, 2020
Brendan Thompson
Lupine to NPR
Jul 27, 2020
Layton Hill
Saw a moose just off of Lupine halfway up.
Jul 26, 2020
Bob Hardaway
Lupine is a real test, nothing too difficult but a steady climb all the way 2.5mi
Jun 15, 2020
James Stucky
Hi 2.5mi — 0h 30m
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

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