Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
MTB Project Logo

Meyer Ranch Full Loop

 4.0 (32)

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,584' 483 m

Ascent

-1,581' -482 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

8,732' 2,661 m

High

7,847' 2,392 m

Low

Shared By CJ Latham

Conditions


All Clear 23 days ago
Dry History

Getting forecast...

Meyer Ranch is a great route for a summer or fall loop through the trees.

CJ Latham

Dogs Leashed

Features eMTB allowed

Overview

This route uses all of the trails in the Meyer Ranch system, with an extra upper loop to add a few more miles.

Need to Know

During the winter the trail is on the north facing slope. Thus the snow will stick around and make for a great fat bike ride while most of the other trails in the area are still full of mud. There is one section of rocks near the top of the Old Ski Run Trail just before the start of the lollipop which is the only technical section of the trail. However, most intermediate riders will not have any issues.

Description

Starting from the parking lot, many locals prefer to climb the Owl's Perch Trail, towards the west. You'll then reach a junction with the Lodgepole Loop, where you'll head southwest, leaving the Owl's Perch Trail behind you.

Once on the Lodgepole Loop, you'll continue heading towards the west. You'll follow this one until you reach a second junction with the Sunny Aspen Trail. You'll only be on Sunny Aspen for a short ways, before a third intersection will bring you to the Old Ski Run Trail. No matter which direction you take the last climbs on Sunny Aspen to the Old Ski Run Trail, it will make the thighs and lungs burn. But after that, the climbs level out a bit for the rest of the ride. Make a right onto the Old Ski Run Trail, and take it all the way to the loop in the end.

From there, you'll head back down the Old Ski Run Trail, reach the eastern branch of Sunny Aspen, and from there carry on to the eastern branch of the Lodgepole Loop.

Once you've tackled that, it's a short jaunt out on the Owl's Perch Trail.

Contacts

You & This Featured Ride


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 24, 2018
Jim Vance
Sep 19, 2018
Eric Bockhacker
Sep 2, 2018
Sean Casselberry
Beautiful trail, pretty intense climb. Sprained foot on friday. Phone died start of old ski trail. Amazing downhill. Not to busy for a holiday weekend 8.4mi
Aug 16, 2018
Ankit P
Aug 11, 2018
Terina C
Aug 7, 2018
Kevin Oconnell
Aug 5, 2018
Ankit P
Jul 22, 2018
Dave Dyer
Nice ride. Smoky. Starting to get crowded. 5mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 32 votes

#359

Overall
  4.0 from 32 votes
5 Star
28%
4 Star
53%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#98

in Colorado

#359

Overall
478 Views Last Month
8,242 Since Jan 27, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
52%
42%
6%
0%
0%

 
Are you doing some of the trails twice? I did this recently and my gps showed 4.2 miles. The only difference i see with this and my map is that you did the lodgepole section that conects the 2 sides of Sunny Aspen...but that should not double the ride. I am missing something? NMK Jun 21, 2016

 
This ride is just slightly more than 4 miles as Nahysa stated. To see the path the poster took you need to trace the profile and watch where he rode on the map above. The directions arrows are not good enought to show his actual track. I would say this trail is like a higher, cooler North Table ride. Good flow and pops off all the rocks on the way down and plenty of time to put in multiple loops for extra exercise. Probably a weekday only ride for me as the crowds are insane on the weekends and would not make this worth riding. Jul 28, 2016
Trail is fun, but way short. Not even close to 8 miles. Jul 31, 2018

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter