Hall Ranch

Nelson Loop

Nelson Loop Click on image to enlarge
Nelson Loop Click on image to enlarge

If you've made it to the lollypop, you've already had a great ride. Choose wisely: the trail has decidedly different character depending on which way around the loop you decide to take!

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Upper Bitterbrush Trail

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Upper Bitterbrush Trail Click on image to enlarge

The yang to Lower Bitterbrush's yin. This trail is pretty mellow, wide and only has a couple of easy rocky spots. It's the way up to the Nelson Loop if you are planning on making a bigger ride out of your trip to Hall. From the bench near the trail junction of Lower Bitterbrush and Antelope, head west and downhill. This downhill is short followed by an uphill that will take you past another great prairie dog town and onto the ridge line.

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Lower Bitterbrush Trail

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Lower Bitterbrush Trail Click on image to enlarge

Lower Bitterbrush (we've divided the trail into two sections here, because of the very Jekyll and Hydeian nature of these two sections and because they meet the Antelope Trail right where things change) is an awesome technical trail to sharpen your skills before heading out on a trip to Moab! The Lower Bitterbrush Trail is marked with the blood and broken derailleurs of a generation of riders. If you are an advanced rider or want to be one, this is your playground!

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Antelope Trail

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Antelope Trail Click on image to enlarge

Antelope is a great way for the intermediate rider to ride into Hall Ranch. It's got a little bit of everything: easy switchbacks, rocky sections and some great flowy turns. It's only a mile long, but has good elevation gain without ever getting too steep. Most of the trail is singletrack with only two short sections of fire road (the first is the beginning of the trail). If you are looking for a great ride to practice your skills and get more comfortable riding on the kind of trails we have here in Boulder County, look no further!

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