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Dillon Lake Outer Loop

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9.7 Miles 15.7 Kilometers




927' 283 m


-928' -283 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (11°)

974' 297 m


758' 231 m



Bad / Closed 46 days ago
Muddy - Needs time to dry History

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Technical well maintained singletrack trails.

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

Closed one weekend on or around Thanksgiving.
A small connector on the road, and a 15 second section down to the next part of trail are the only times you won't be riding singletrack. This is a nice outer loop that encompasses some of the other smaller connecting trails at Dillon State Park. The start point is at a camp-store with bathrooms (heated in winter). And yes, trails are maintained in winter also. This is just a well built and well-maintained trail system.
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Family Friendly: There is a smaller beginner loop at the beach parking area. the loop is around 1 mile long. The trail is very easy and close to bathrooms and water.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Be aware, you'll come across horses, as the bike and horse trails cross at times. Use caution, communicate with the rider, and be prepared to dismount as you pass equestrians.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Most will start at the beach parking lot, which is a logical starting point. However, starting your ride at the upper camp store gives access to the loop from 2 different areas, which is a nice way to change up this ride. It really does not matter which way you go, the loop is fun in either direction.

The full outer loop grabs your attention with all kinds of technical features. You won't be bored as there are a variety of obstacles, both man made and nature made. This is more of a cross-country route, with rolling descents and climbs, so it may not suit a downhiller's riding style. That doesn't mean that there aren't many fun speedy places. Did I mention technical?

Great job by the trail workers!


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Jun 16, 2018
Dan Crowe
Sweet singletrack w something for everyone 13mi
Sep 10, 2017
Gregory Thomas
Pretty dry by lake is best part
Aug 21, 2017
Prokop Prusek
some trees down and wet spots. 12.6mi
Aug 3, 2017
Prokop Prusek
Jul 4, 2017
Prokop Prusek
A lot of thorns and weeds.... 13mi
Jun 18, 2017
Spencer Smith
Apr 30, 2017
Kurt Kismet
Apr 28, 2017
Kurt Kismet

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Hi Jeff... I hear ya.. we are hoping to work on that problem in the near future... don't give up on that trail and its system. Nov 23, 2016
Matt Moore
Moab, UT
Matt Moore   Moab, UT
Awesome trail that keeps you busy! Some great wood bridges over gullies and lots of tight turns. The optional difficult spurs, like Scar Tissue, have great technical rock gardens. I'm visiting relatives in the area and decided to check it out and I'm impressed! Diligently track progress on the map, compare it to the hiking trail signs at the intersections, and navigation will be no big deal. Dec 4, 2016
Rick Simmonds
Rick Simmonds   Columbus
I love this trail! I just wish there not so many intersections. I have been there a few times and still get backwards and end up chasing the wrong trail. I would love to just go ride there and not worry about each time a intersection comes up. Looks like (reading older reviews) I'm not alone. AOA absolutely has done some amazing things with this trail. I hope better signage will come soon. Jun 5, 2017

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