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Ute Valley Six Mile Loop

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 4.2 (20) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A quick six mile tour of the best Ute Valley has to offer, minus the jump lines.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

80%

Singletrack

6,594' 2,010 m

High

6,238' 1,901 m

Low

578' 176 m

Up

579' 176 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

Includes both the Nachos and Almond Butter downhills, as well as the fun and techy entrance and exit to Ute via the East Loop.

Description

Park on the side of Tech Center Dr. and start the ride with a techy, sometimes challenging climb along Ute Valley East Loop (North) until you get to the Yucca doubletrack. After a quick descent, take a singletrack to your left, cross a bridge, and climb up a quick, sandy, doubletrack. At the top, take a left and you'll find the first real descent known as Nachos. There's a few drops, water bars, and some chunky sections. Cross a trail at the bottom and continue straight until you get the the top of Almond Butter. This is a quick but awesome descent, leading you down to the East Loop, which will take you back to your car. There are some jump lines to the left before you descend down Almond Butter.

Shared By:

Matt Tankersley with improvements by Daniel Ives

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  4.2 from 20 votes

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Photos

A-Ron threading the gap into an armored switchback.
Aug 6, 2018 near Colorad…, CO
Pike's Peak view from the western side of the trail.
Jan 30, 2016 near Air For…, CO
Panoramic view at the technical connector.
Jul 18, 2016 near Air For…, CO
Trailhead at the top of Almond Butter and the Dojo.
Oct 3, 2019 near Colorad…, CO
Cliff on the trail.
Jul 18, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Taking the dogs for a ride in Ute Valley.
Jun 30, 2015 near Air For…, CO

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Jun 26, 2020
Natalie Ryken
Jun 12, 2020
Chris Greene
Trail markings are poor. I'm glad I had GPS. 5.8mi
Oct 27, 2019
Harriz Sanchez
Sep 28, 2019
Eric Koval
Aug 17, 2019
MTB Newbie
Aug 10, 2019
Todd Crane
5.8mi
Jun 22, 2019
Brandon Roop
brutal 5.8mi
Jun 20, 2019
Adam Turner