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Pronghorn Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (13)

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

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jared Crockett

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 13 votes

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  3.7 from 13 votes
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#781

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Photos

Spring wildflowers on the Pronghorn Loop
Oct 31, 2016 near Wellington, CO
Be prepared to stop for a few of these.
Aug 26, 2015 near Wellington, CO

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Check-Ins

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
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