MTB Project Logo

blueBlack Abrams Loop

  3.0 ( 12 ) Favorite

Trail

8.4 mile 13.5 kilometer loop
70% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,285' 392 m
Descent: -1,285' -392 m
High: 7,982' 2,433 m
Low: 6,899' 2,103 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Ryan Williams

This ride heads up Abrams Gulch and down Abrams Ridge.

Ryan Williams

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

Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In

Check-Ins

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
Sep 18, 2016
Chas Semon

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 12 votes

#2737

Overall
  3.0 from 12 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
42%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
42%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#340

in Colorado

#2,737

Overall
140 Views Last Month
2,742 Since Jul 3, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
42%
50%
8%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter