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Pronghorn Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (16)

A tour through the arroyos and prairies of northern Colorado!


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Map Key

9.1

Miles

14.7

KM

Singletrack

6,427' 1,959 m

High

6,109' 1,862 m

Low

546' 166 m

Up

471' 144 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Easy grades, not technical.

No dogs allowed.

Description

Part of Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, managed by the city of Fort Collins, Soapstone Prairie is very big, exposed, and pretty remote. Be sure to bring plenty of water and supplies as you might be alone out there.

This trail can be accessed by heading east out of the southern parking lot, or alternatively, heading east on Mahogany Loop from the northern parking lot and then cutting south at the trail junction after half a mile.

This is a multi-use trail shared with hikers and equestrians. The area is grazed by sheep and cattle, so look out for them as well. The trail spans a mixture of rolling hills, grasslands, and arroyos (or dry creek bed or wash).

You can ride this trail as a loop, or use it to access other trails: Mahogany Loop on the northwest corner, Sand Wash Trail on the northeast corner, and Plover Trail on the southeast corner.

Most of the trail is easy singletrack except for the eastern side of the trail which is doubletrack. It's an easy trail and would be a great place to bring the kids.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jared Crockett

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 16 votes

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  3.6 from 16 votes
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#848

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#8,869

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Photos

This toughshed was built with hardened steel. Designed to last another 100 years. I'm not sure who lives here... no windows but the views are nice.
Jul 2, 2021 near Wellington, CO
Spring wildflowers on the Pronghorn Loop
Oct 31, 2016 near Wellington, CO
Cattle in the foreground, mountains behind them and then finally, the sky.
Jul 2, 2021 near Wellington, CO
Ravine #1.
Jul 2, 2021 near Wellington, CO
Wild flowers.
Jul 2, 2021 near Wellington, CO
The only water feature on the trail. It rained a little last night.
Jul 2, 2021 near Wellington, CO

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May 23, 2021
Pirate McGee
Mostly dry. Nice fun loop.
Aug 16, 2020
Taylor Higgins
10mi
Aug 9, 2020
Steph V
Apr 4, 2020
Marcin Gliszewski
Aug 11, 2019
Cara Hubbell
With Kate. 10.6mi — 1h 43m
Aug 1, 2019
Bradley Dawson
Flat gravel. Easy trail.
Jun 17, 2019
William Sitton
Jun 8, 2019
Sean C
9.5mi — 2h 00m