Grandby Ranch Climbs
ElevationAscent: 878' 268 m
Descent: -880' -268 m
High: 9,380' 2,859 m
Low: 8,705' 2,653 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)
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“Take the toughest way up to enjoy the downs!”— PaulyG Guerrero
The trails at Granby Ranch are beautiful and there are many views of the valley and even some glimpses of Lake Granby. This loop will give you your money's worth with a lung workout and rocks and ruts to make you choose your lines wisely.
There's lots of variety from shaded glades to open hillsides (beetle kill cut) and the trails alternate between fast and smooth to slow and technical. If you aren't in shape, you probably won't enjoy yourself on the climbs.
Once on the other side, keep going on the singletrack until the trail begins to switchback and climb up an increasingly steep slope. Cross over Main Street to start in on Lower Sidewinder. More steady climbing leads up through the switchbacks and loose rocks to intersect with 2-Stroke.
Keep left for a more gradual climb until you can turn right on Upper Sidewinder. This short and rocky trail is pretty level. Turn left onto Upper Backside for a moderate descent to Vista Ridge. A left, and another left will bring riders to Wades World. The traction is a little loose here and there are some short climbs to contend with.
At the next intersection, hang a right onto Ying for a fast rutted descent with sections of loose gravel to make things even more exciting. Hang a left on Main Street to traverse to the top of Lower Backside for a fast and fun descent that T's onto Out of Gas. Continue to the left to return to the parking area.
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Land Manager: Granby Ranch