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Pronghorn Loop

 3.5 (8)

9.1 Miles 14.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

546' 166 m

Ascent

-471' -144 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

6,427' 1,959 m

High

6,109' 1,862 m

Low

Shared By Jared Crockett

Conditions


All Clear 27 days ago
Dry - Dry all over - no mud or ruts. History

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A tour through the arroyos and prairies of northern Colorado!

Jared Crockett

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

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.

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Oct 20, 2018
Emily Burrows
first mountain bike ride! was a blast! made a little snowman along the way. was dying for air on the ascents, especially at the beginning of the lo… 9.2mi
Sep 23, 2018
Sasha Neal
9.1mi
Aug 29, 2018
Hans Peter
Kinda dry and overgrown, but still very good. Just watch blind corners.
May 28, 2018
William Sitton
Nov 27, 2017
Tim Kessel
Nov 13, 2017
Marek Uliasz
10.2mi — 1h 45m
Aug 11, 2017
Rene Retana
Jul 1, 2017
Rob Hoffman
9.1mi

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  3.5 from 8 votes

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Nice ride today. Trails are well-marked and there is a map at the entrance station. Smooth and flowing for the most part. Some tight switchbacks and a few rocks but 90+% just easy to ride. Using Strava - yes cell phone service the entire area! We did Pronghorn to the Mahogany loop - and connected with the canyon trail - to Salt Wash back to Pronghorn and back in - 15.2 miles. Will definitely be back to explore all the trails. Oct 28, 2018

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