Brainard Lake Area

Trail Condition Comments Updated Date Edit Trail Conditions Trail Meter Nid
Little Raven Trail
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Good 252
South St. Vrain Trail (East)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Good 253
Sourdough Trail (North)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Good 254
Sourdough Trail (South)
Good
great fat bike conditions, rideable on a crampus. may not be normal mtb-able 4 days 8 hours Good 384
South St. Vrain Trail (West)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Good 393
Wapiti Trail (USFS)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Good 402
Waldrop Trail
Good
Mostly rideable on a Phatty. 4 weeks 15 min Good 1760
Left Hand Res Road
Fair
Partially rideable on a fat. Maybe... 60/40. 4 weeks 17 min Fair 2051
Little Raven (East)
Poor
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 5 weeks 11 hours Poor 2052
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The Brainard Lake area is located west, and higher, than Ward off the Peak to Peak Highway. These are USFS trails, and as such, are more raw and rugged than most of the trails at lower elevations. In fact, this is the highest mtb trailhead in our area.

There are many options leaving the trailhead - you can leave north or south on the Sourdough Trail. and you can head west towards Little Raven or South Saint Vrain, which both intersect with the loop road at Brainard Lake proper. The main draw, for mountain bikers, is the amazingly hard techincal nature of the trails. Trails feature bridges, loose and embeded rocks, and an altitude of nearly two miles high is felt be nearly everyone.