Brainard Lake Area

Trail Condition Comments Updated Date Edit Trail Conditions Trail Meter Nid
Little Raven Trail
Closed
Closed to bikes until May 1st. 12 weeks 1 day Closed 252
South St. Vrain Trail (East)
Good

Rideable on a fat except for a little soft snow near the staircase.

5 weeks 2 days Good 253
Sourdough Trail (North)
Good
great riding from Peaceful valley to Beaver reservoir road. 5 weeks 5 days Good 254
Sourdough Trail (South)
Fair
50/50 ride and walk on fat bike. The wind has created a lot of off camber sections and sugar snow. 1 day 8 hours Fair 384
South St. Vrain Trail (West)
Good
Excellent fat bike conditions 5 weeks 4 days Good 393
Wapiti Trail (USFS)
Fair
Good to go. 17 weeks 12 hours Fair 402
Waldrop Trail
Good
Waldrop A+ condition for fat bikes. Tons of skiers out there so stay in control. 4 weeks 1 day Good 1760
Left Hand Res Road
Good
Dry four wheel drive road 23 weeks 5 days Good 2051
Little Raven (East)
Closed
closed. ski only in winter 5 weeks 2 days Closed 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.