ElevationAscent: 367' 112 m
Descent: -264' -80 m
High: 8,168' 2,490 m
Low: 7,914' 2,412 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“If the Little Rainbow isn't enough for you, this will test your fitness.”— Josh Jones
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Take a moment to soak in some great views of the Collegiate Peaks and Buffalo Peaks in the distance. You transition from the desert pinyons and start to feel like you're on a real mountain.
Double Rainbow can be ridden as an out-and-back or as part of a loop. On the west end, the trail hits a rough 2 track road known as Sand Gulch. Follow that downhill and it starts to loop back towards where you started. Look for the power line tower at the Little Rainbow 110 trailhead.
The rough Sand Gulch 2 track road also heads uphill and eventually meets the Methodist mountain section of the Rainbow Trail. This allows you to connect the Rainbow Trail to Double Rainbow and then to Little Rainbow if you are after a pretty epic ride. Advanced riders only, though.