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Pronghorn Loop

 4.3 (13)

8.7 Miles 14.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

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

Shared By Raleigh Burt

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All Clear 79 days ago
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An entertaining desert loop with epic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range!

Raleigh Burt

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Closed to bikes January 1 through May 1.

Description

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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Sep 9, 2018
Edwin Barron
Aug 26, 2018
Drew Durango
Aug 26, 2018
John Imre
1st ride @ Pronghorn Great local trail
Aug 3, 2018
Jordann McCarty
Definitely some blue black spots. Beautiful views 8.7mi
Jul 1, 2018
Matt Koch
Beautiful trail. I didn't see any rattlesnake though the locals seem to think it's a possibility. Punchy climbs, some switchbacks, techy rocks. 8.4mi — 1h 24m
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

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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#231

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#1,641

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