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greenBlue Back Ranch Loop

  4.0 ( 12 ) Favorite

Trail

7.7 mile 12.4 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 593' 181 m
Descent: -633' -193 m
High: 9,491' 2,893 m
Low: 9,084' 2,769 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Coye

A beautiful 8 mile loop that takes you through a forested area then along an old aqueduct trail.

Matthew Coye

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Pretty mellow rolling terrain with a few hill climbs, but nothing too intense!

Description

Start off crossing a meadow and heading into the woods, the trail intermittently changes between an open meadow and forest for the first couple miles. There are couple short steeper climbs that will slow you down, then it becomes flat/rolling singletrack all the way to the back ranch.

The trail is well signed following Soda Creek Trail until you get to the back ranch (~4 miles in) then you hop onto Soda Ridge Trail which then becomes Keystone Aquaduct. The Soda Ridge trail has some steepness to it at the beginning but becomes gentle rolling terrain once you're about halfway through it. What a great loop!

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Oct 27, 2018
Nicole Lapka
Good for snowshoe maybe? 7.5mi
Sep 1, 2018
Laurie Smart
Jul 24, 2018
Lisa Lichtenstein
7.5mi
May 27, 2018
Wendy Cohen
Beautiful day...no snow on the trail. 7.5mi
May 5, 2018
Patrick Csongei
tried for the full loop but we were turned back around 9,800 feet because of snow, so we came back down and did the rest of Back Ranch loop 12.6mi
Feb 2, 2018
Art Fuellenbach
Oct 7, 2017
Karina Montenegro
Super smooth and fun! Beautiful. Not the best ending as you are on pavement but the neighborhoods are beautiful 7.5mi
May 4, 2016
E. La
Meandered off trail due to snow coverage. 8mi

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  4.0 from 12 votes

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#301

in Colorado

#2,056

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