Tungsten Loop

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The Mud Lake trail system has 3 easy trails perfect for families and people just starting to ride.  The Caribou Ranch Link Trail (0.7 miles) leads to the Caribou Ranch trailhead and is an out and back. The Kinnickinnick Loop (1.1 miles) and the Tungsten Loop (0.8 miles) intersect.

These are 3 family friendly, easy beginner trails that keep the smiles on the faces of beginner mountain bikers or serve up some nice smooth high-altitude miles for the experienced rider. The trail system is well marked so you won't get lost. The trails are relatively short, and have a few small climbs without ever getting too steep. Most of the trail is single track with almost no technical feature save a few baby heads. If you are looking for a ride with good scenery to introduce your friends or family to mountain biking, look no further!

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Even though there has been some pretty good rain the last few days, the trail is in great shape. Get out and enjoy.

It just rained the night before we rode it 7/6/2013, the trail was in perfect condition. No mud, just the right amount of tacky soil.

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From RangerSHolton via Twitter: 3"of spring snow over a nice layer of mud at Mud Lake today. If you do go for a hike stay on trail and travel thru the mud. #boco_trails

From RangerOLeary via Twitter: Still lots of snow on the trails @ Mud Lake. #boco_trails http://t.co/kuKKIcX8pF

From RangerSHolton via Twitter: 6-12 inches of sloppy spring snow at Mud Lake, with a nice layer of mud underneath. Dirt roads are super slick! Drive safe. #boco_trails

From RangerSHolton via Twitter: Get out for your last snow hurrah at Mud Lake or Hessie. 12+ inches of fluffy powder. Please respect the Caribou Ranch closure. #boco_trails

From RangerGrady via Twitter: Mud Lake received 14" snow. Road & parking lot are plowed. Great conditions for snowshoes or skis. #boco_trails http://t.co/oi1AloTeVq

From RangerSHolton via Twitter: Lots of snow falling at Mud Lake. Lot will be plowed tomorrow. Please drive 4x4 until we get it cleared. #boco_trails

From RangerSHolton via Twitter: Only about 4-5 inches of snow at Mud Lake. If you want the deep stuff stay below 7000 feet. #boco_trails

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