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blue Pronghorn Loop

Trail

7.8 mile 12.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 954' 291 m
Descent: -900' -274 m
High: 8,656' 2,638 m
Low: 8,071' 2,460 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Raleigh Burt

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

Raleigh Burt

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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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 ~8-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 northeast 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, rattlesnakes are a common sighting.

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Jul 6, 2019
Bret Marx
trails not marked consistently with MTB Project. rated as beg/int but the first 2.5+ miles are expert. middle 1/3 is great. last 1/3 is decent a… 8.7mi
Jun 30, 2019
Dan Hickstein
Jun 19, 2019
Kona Pusher
All clear 8.7mi
May 28, 2019
John Imre
Dry, beautiful. Cacti are flowering as well.
Mar 27, 2019
Jim BUCK
Sep 9, 2018
Edwin Barron
Aug 26, 2018
Drew Durango
Aug 26, 2018
John Imre
1st ride @ Pronghorn Great local trail

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