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West Magnolia: Winter Fat Bike Groomed Loop

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First of its kind, Forest Service approved groomed winter access for fat biking in West Magnolia.


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

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Singletrack

8,736' 2,663 m

High

8,535' 2,602 m

Low

253' 77 m

Up

255' 78 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Overview

Pilot program to groom multi-use nordic trails in West Magnolia. NATO and Boulder Nordic have been working with the Forest Service to groom a loop in West Magnolia. The loops are on Forest Service roads approved for grooming by the USFS. Many options for packing singletrack off of this route are available.

Description

There are many route options and can be ridden in either direction. Many singletrack options can be packed in as well with snowshoes, skis, or fat bikes. There are also many places to park and this ride can start at any access point.

Eventually, there may be a gate on Haul Rd at the beginning of this route. From the parking area, head west on Haul Rd CR 132 West, turn left at 355.1A and ride the western loop clockwise (flows best this way). Follow 355.1A and continue on 355.1C. Turn right at the junction with 355.1. Follow this to the junction with Haul Road CR 132 West, go right. Continue to 355.1C and go right, ride this loop counter clockwise or clockwise.

Turn left on 355.1D, follow that around until the junction with 355.1C and go right to return to the trailhead. The route is all on Forest Service roads and is rolling terrain without any significant climbs or descents.

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Looking west on Haul Rd, part of the winter grooming pilot program.
Nov 28, 2018 near Nederland, CO
A bit of forest less affected by the tree removal.
Jun 24, 2013 near Nederland, CO
Fat Bike Report | West Magnolia | First Ride of 2018/9 Season | First Film on GoPro Hero 7 Black
Nov 5, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Hobbit 1 still flows well, despite the change in scenery.
Jun 24, 2013 near Nederland, CO
A few wilderflowers on their way.
Jun 22, 2013 near Nederland, CO
New singletrack sign highlights trail improvements and important re-routes.
Nov 12, 2017 near Nederland, CO

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Oct 4, 2019
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