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blue Meyer Ranch Full Loop

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Trail

8.2 mile 13.3 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,492' 455 m
Descent: -1,488' -453 m
High: 8,714' 2,656 m
Low: 7,854' 2,394 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by CJ Latham

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

CJ Latham

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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.

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Jul 2, 2019
Carrie Baird
Jun 30, 2019
CL CL
1h 30m
Jun 28, 2019
Ali Flamani
Jun 23, 2019
Kristen Keravich
Techy uphill in spots, come with your game. Down is fun flow
Apr 20, 2019
James Drybanski
Feb 24, 2019
Joe Heckenkamp
Feb 17, 2019
Brett Tucek
4.3mi

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