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An easy loop that is fun for the whole family.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,290' 2,527 m

High

8,078' 2,462 m

Low

212' 65 m

Up

211' 64 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Easy and not too long. It's not uncommon to see little kids and "never-evers" right alongside smiling experts.

This is a multi-use loop so be alert for hikers, equestrian riders, and motorcycles. See park restrictions for seasonal closures.

Overview

In just under three miles, Evan's Loop takes riders for a fun and easy ride that's one part gradual climb and a second part fun descent back to the start. The location within the park makes it easily accessible with parking, camping and vault toilet nearby.

Need to Know

Bring water. This area can get hot when the sun is out during the middle of the day.

Description

If you ride the loop counter-clockwise and start with Broken Shovel (as mapped), you'll begin with a gradual incline portion through a dry creek, around some rock formations and finish with a gradual decline.

There are signs to help you stay on track, but the navigation is simple if you just keep left at each intersection. On Lost Dog there are some rock obstacles, nothing too large and nothing that you can't ride around if needed. Depending on their comfort level, riders can get some real speed going down to the last section within the Sea of Sage Trail, where there's some fun corners with dips. The total distance for the loop is 2.8 miles.

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Shared By:

Brigitte Flanagan

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 15 votes

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  4.0 from 15 votes
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Photos

Start and End of Evans Loop. Broken Shovel on the right, Sea of Sage on the left.
Aug 15, 2017 near Gunnison, CO
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Check-Ins

Sep 3, 2022
Chris Mayfield
Aug 29, 2022
Kim W
Dry trail, easy loop, with good views. A good warm up run. 2.8mi — 0h 35m
May 28, 2021
MiKayla Briere
May 2, 2021
Private User
Sep 5, 2020
Frank Rizzo
May 29, 2020
Rhyann Lowrey
Jun 1, 2019
Sam Cauchy
2.8mi
Nov 18, 2018
Brian Thomas
2.8mi
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