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Meyer Ranch Full Loop

Intermediate
 3.9 (76)

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


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8.2

Miles

13.3

KM

90%

Singletrack

8,714' 2,656 m

High

7,854' 2,394 m

Low

1,492' 455 m

Up

1,488' 453 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes 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

Shared By:

CJ Latham

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 76 votes

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Photos

Crossing the bridge on the Lodgepole Loop after a fresh snow.
Feb 2, 2016 near Indian…, CO
Fresh snow on the Lodgepole Loop.
Feb 2, 2016 near Indian…, CO
Good rocks to roll, jump or avoid
Jul 27, 2018 near Indian…, CO
Great Fat biking spot. Trail faces north so it won’t melt as fast.
Feb 17, 2019 near Indian…, CO
Meyer Ranch Full Loop
Jul 23, 2018 near Indian…, CO
Short rocky section coming down Old Ski Run
Sep 28, 2021 near Indian…, CO

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Nov 22, 2022
Peter T
Sep 13, 2022
Mike Gonzales
5.3mi — 1h 04m
Aug 10, 2022
Lois Nosker
Jul 30, 2022
Ryan Vogelsberg
Good blue-black trail with a lot of features, but short and crowded. It doesn't last an hour unless you re-ride the trail. 5.5mi — 1h 01m
Jul 29, 2022
Jeremy Orr
8mi — 1h 20m
Jul 25, 2022
Grant Laman
Apr 23, 2022
Gritty Flyer
Mostly dry. Fire mitigation work is ongoing in this area. 7.8mi — 1h 14m
Jan 9, 2022
Justin Modra
3mi — 1h 30m