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Pronghorn Loop

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Length

8.7 Miles 14.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

935' 285 m

Ascent

-1,027' -313 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

8,661' 2,640 m

High

8,118' 2,474 m

Low

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An entertaining desert loop with epic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range!

Raleigh Burt

Overview

Closed to bikes January 1 through May 1.
Features: -none- [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Off-leash

Description [Suggest Changes]

The recently built Pronghorn Loop is a great ride within pedaling distance of the nearby town of Del Norte. The ~9 mile loop is 100% singletrack purpose built for bikes. The trail wanders through unique rock formations then climbs into high meadows where you can see all the way across the San Luis Valley to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. The trail will test beginner's skills while still offering fun terrain and features to entertain more advanced riders.

The suggested direction is clockwise starting at the north east end of the loop. The east section contours the hillside, navigating through unique rock formations while paralleling the San Fransisco Creek Road. This section is a great area for beginner/intermediate riders to work on technique and handling skills. The west end of the loop is where most of the elevation is gained and lost. Remember to charge your tubes or tires with sealant - cactus is not hard to find on this ride. In the heat of the summer, rattle snakes are a common sighting.

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May 26, 2018
Kristian Keane
Sep 24, 2017
Kelly Tribelhorn
Sunday Funday with the pups
Sep 13, 2017
Robert Stubbs
Fun trail. Lots of climbing at first 8mi
Sep 5, 2017
Jen Uurtamo
Well built w nice rocky challenges on the upside (clockwise). Elevation=brutal. I would do this counter clockwise for a longer DH but the $ is STEEP 7.7mi — 1h 18m
Sep 1, 2017
Sue U.
Super fun!
Jul 31, 2017
Bryce Engen
Still muddy in spots. Wait til 7/31 pm. Needs sun. Loose rocks. Plz pick up and move off trail. Watch muddy switchbacks.
Jul 28, 2017
Pack o' Vincents
Jul 9, 2017
Rod Millott

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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