Meyer Ranch Full Loop

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Trail

8.2 Miles 13.2 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,584' 483 m

Ascent

-1,581' -482 m

Descent

8,732' 2,661 m

High

7,847' 2,392 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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70 days agoUpdate

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

CJ Latham

Overview

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

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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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Sep 25, 2016
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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


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