Brainard Lake Area

Trail Condition Comments Updated Date Edit Trail Conditions Trail Meter Nid
Little Raven Trail
Closed
This is closed to bikes in winter. 5 weeks 7 hours Closed 252
South St. Vrain Trail (East)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 15 weeks 5 days Good 253
Sourdough Trail (North)
Good
Packed trail. Fat bike ready 6 weeks 2 days Good 254
Sourdough Trail (South)
Fair
Soft slippery snow. Lower section isperfect on a fatbike. Softer and less packed after the bridge. 5 weeks 6 days Fair 384
South St. Vrain Trail (West)
Fair
Not really firm enough for biking. Please don't ride if you leave a deep rut. 4 weeks 4 days Fair 393
Wapiti Trail (USFS)
Good
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 15 weeks 5 days Good 402
Waldrop Trail
Good

Perfect on a Fat bike. Have pepper spray ready for angry XC skiers. JK!!!

4 weeks 4 days Good 1760
Left Hand Res Road
Fair
Partially rideable on a fat. Maybe... 60/40. 14 weeks 4 days Fair 2051
Little Raven (East)
Poor
Snow season - trails starting to pack in. 15 weeks 5 days 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.