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Lovell Gulch Loop

Intermediate
 2.9 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A flowing trail through the aspens and pines of Woodland Park.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

9,312' 2,838 m

High

8,612' 2,625 m

Low

791' 241 m

Up

790' 241 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

Not a destination trail, but a fun ride for beginners or those acclimatizing to Colorado's 9000ft+ altitude. The flowing singletrack through the pines and aspens make the ride enjoyable.

Need to Know

This trail is accessible from May to October, weather allowing. As always, be prepared for the rapid mountain weather changes.

Description

A small parking lot is available just off of Rampart Range Road.

From here, head north towards Lovell Gulch Loop.

The trail can be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise. Riding clockwise will climb up the doubletrack and down the singletrack; counterclockwise just the opposite. The climb is a little harder clockwise, but less technical.

Follow the trail through the Gulch. There are multiple trails within the area for extra exploration.

Halfway through, the trail again meets Rampart Range Road and the trail back is on the west side of the road. This winds through pines and aspens in a flowing singletrack.

At mile five, the trail joins the feeding trail back to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Allen Tanner

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 12 votes

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Scenic overlook toward Pikes Peak
May 23, 2016 near Woodlan…, CO
Alpine singletrack winds between Aspens, Pines and Pike's Peak Granite boulders.
May 24, 2016 near Woodlan…, CO
Lovell Gulch.
Jul 17, 2018 near Woodlan…, CO

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Sep 13, 2020
Dan Lebsack
Jun 30, 2020
Grant Espinosa
felt like I couldn't breath because of the altitude but overall very fun 10mi
Jun 11, 2020
Matt Kohn
May 26, 2019
Sean Coleman
May 2, 2019
Bob Choss
Roots and Chutes was a brutal climb for a first day back to mtbing. Had to hike a few steep sections... Sweet ride. 5.1mi
Jul 28, 2018
Richard Schmiedeke
Take Lovell Gulch trail up, Roots& Chutes half way down back to Lovell Gulch rest of way down. Power Line sucks!
Apr 29, 2018
Dano Monticelli
Sep 6, 2017
Vance Fast
Boring 13mi