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Abrams Loop

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 3.1 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This ride heads up Abrams Gulch and down Abrams Ridge.


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Map Key

8.4

Miles

13.5

KM

70%

Singletrack

7,982' 2,433 m

High

6,899' 2,103 m

Low

1,285' 392 m

Up

1,285' 392 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Dec 15th to April 15th.

Overview

A steady climb with a fast fun downhill, this ride makes use of two trails with a few connectors at the top.

Description

Starting from a small parking area on the map or from a number of other areas in town, head up the common trail for both trails. This trail is all singletrack with some easier switchbacks and a couple up and downs.

From a marked interception, turn left down Abrams Gulch. This starts off with a minor downhill section of singletrack. There are some minor turns and no significant obstacles. The trail then goes through a fence and over a small cattle grate.

From here, the next few miles follow doubletrack and steadily climb with the drainage off to the left. Eventually, you come to a small creek crossing. From that point on the doubletrack becomes much more steep. Some sections might require you to walk the bike.

After around 3-3.5 miles, there is a small unmarked single/doubletrack trail to the right. This will open to a road. Follow the open dirt road for a little under 1 mile. It's a pretty fast downhill road with one minimal climb.

Off to the right, there is a marked trail called Reynolds Wrap Lower section. If you go too far you'll run into Scratch, which will also connect over. Either way, you'll run into Scratch trail and continue to take these to the right.

After passing by World's Greatest on the left, follow a small sign that gives direction to Abrams Ridge.

After leaving Scratch, it starts off as a steep doubletrack road. Eventually, you meet a section where the real trail and fun starts, turning off to the right.

The downhill has many fun turns, a couple of small obstacles, and plenty of up and down rollers. There are a few areas that can get rutted out. This is all singletrack and the best part of the ride.

Look for the great views along the ridge and back to the start of the trail and the car.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ryan Williams with improvements by Kristen Arendt

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 14 votes

#2842

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  3.1 from 14 votes
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Photos

Great fall colors on Abrams Ridge in Eagle, CO.
Oct 31, 2016 near Eagle, CO
The view from Abrams Trail
Oct 24, 2013 near Eagle, CO
Great scenery on Abrams Gulch
Oct 24, 2013 near Eagle, CO
View of Eagle, Colorado from Abrams Ridge. Castle peak in the background.
May 29, 2017 near Eagle, CO
At the junction of Abrams Ridge Trail and Worlds Greatest. Transition from doubletrack climbing to singletrack descent.
Jul 5, 2016 near Eagle, CO
grinding away up Abrams Ridge
Oct 24, 2013 near Eagle, CO

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Apr 27, 2020
Mitchell Plath
Took the ridge up and the gulch down. 9.6mi — 1h 36m
Jun 2, 2019
Sara Anne
May 4, 2019
Len Zanni
Aug 15, 2017
John Negomir
Mostly in good condition, a little dry and dusty, lots of fun on the downhill. Nice loop.
Aug 12, 2017
Jan Stahl
Jun 11, 2017
Jeff H
May 22, 2017
Ryan Gilmer
Oct 2, 2016
Ryan Hofman
beautiful fall ride 8.4mi