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greenBlue South Valley Loop

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Trail

9.6 mile 15.4 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 978' 298 m
Descent: -978' -298 m
High: 6,119' 1,865 m
Low: 5,808' 1,770 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Jonathan Cox

A great beginner-to-intermediate loop for fun or cross country training.

Jonathan Cox

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Overview

This is a great loop that can easily be expanded to Deer Creek Valley and Hildebrand trail systems for longer, more challenging terrain.

Description

This ride starts with a nice warmup along the Coyote Song Trail. From there, you head over the hogback on Lyons Back/Pass Trail, up a challenging little punch of a climb for a hundred feet of elevation gain. On the other side, take a fun little descent on Columbine Trail to a fast climb up the Cathy Johnson Trail. Turn left back up the Columbine Trail for a twisty moderate climb back to the other side of the hogback.

Rejoin the Coyote Song Trail with a left turn. At the next intersection, you'll take a sharp right on Prairie Falcon Trail. Follow Prairie Falcon until you cross Deer Creek Valley Road. Continue until you meet up with the Grazing Elk Trail. Take a left on Grazing Elk Trail and follow it until the intersection with Rattlesnake Gultch Trail. You'll cross Deer Creek Valley Road again, and find the trail again just past the entrance of the Deer Creek Valley Park on the right. Climb to the main parking lot. Turn around at the parking lot and head back on the same trails to the South Valley Parking lot.

Optional: For more riding continue up into Deer Creek for some more challenging terrain and loops above.

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Apr 7, 2019
Ryan Wendell
Mar 27, 2019
Weston Cole
Dec 23, 2018
Mike Stanberry
15.1mi
Nov 16, 2018
Anthony Lewis
Snow and mud on parts of the trail 10.5mi

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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