#8331A

 3 votes

3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

736' 224 m

Ascent

-165' -50 m

Descent

8,000' 2,438 m

High

7,299' 2,225 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

All Clear

63 days agoUpdate

A short lollipop trail through scrub oak with great views of Mt. Sopris.

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Description

This is a nice trail for a quick morning or afternoon ride: a climb (a nice work out), views, and a fast descent all on singletrack through scrub oak. The indicated mileage is for the entire lollipop. The loop part can be ridden either direction, but counter clockwise is likely a steeper climb. Wear pants or leg armor to keep your legs from getting really scratched up - the trail is a narrow tunnel through stiff brush on one section of the trail. Not too many rocks to negotiate. The trail maybe a little bit loose when very dry.

Mid-September the scrub oaks turn a pretty orange (only for a short time) that rivals the aspens that turn yellow elsewhere in the Roaring Fork Valley.

To get there: take Hwy 82. Turn south onto Emma Rd. Immediately turn left onto Sopris Creek Rd. Turn right onto West Sopris Creek Rd at the T intersection. Drive across the first cattle guard and immediately turn left onto a dirt road. Take the dirt road uphill to the first switchback (0.3 mi). The trail starts on the outside of the switchback. Park on the side of the road. Also, it is an easy ride from old town Basalt to the trailhead.

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Aug 20, 2017
Sam Cox
Walked it with dogs but wanted to comment on mileage. Strava showed 5.7 miles RT. We followed the mtbproject trail map. Did the lollipop clockwise.
Apr 22, 2017
Saul Abrahams
Oct 8, 2016
Joseph L.
8.4mi — 1h 55m

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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All Clear 63 days ago
Dry - 5.7 miles RT on Strava! I guess it could be 3.8 miles out & around the loop but not including the back.
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