Bobcat Ridge

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.94 out of 5
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Intermediate
4
miles

Singletrack
↑ 5,200 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
5,440
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Take the trail out of the parking lot and turn right at the shelter. Going counter-clockwise on this loop keeps the switchbacks on the uphill side. This is an easy trail that any beginner could ride, but is varied enough in terrain and tread to still be fun for more experienced riders. This would be like the equivalent of the green runs at Loveland ski area - harder than most other resorts' green runs, but not quite enough to call a blue. There's a cabin preserved for contemplative gawking and a burn area courtesy of a sloppy camper a few years back. The loop has a cuttoff across its upper third that you could use to make a figure-8, a lollipop or a shorter loop, though I can't for the life of me imagine why anyone would want a shorter loop. It's a nice ride and one that will probably stay rideable well into the late and early seasons.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trailblazer


August 6, 2017
Rob Trailblazer  
 
Review: The Ginny Trail part of this system is one of my favorite technical descents on the front range. It's well laid out, has enough smoother areas to give small break from the drops, 12" rocks, etc. Good visibility down the trail generally.

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Bunny Hop

June 1, 2017
rhut Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I've ridden both the valley loop and the Ginny loop multiple times. Valley loop can be fun for begginers? and experts alike, do a few laps and time yourself or try different lines each time. The Ginny loop is definitely a challenge, bring your climbing legs for the fire road up and your technical skills for the bomb down. The Ginny loop is the only local ride I can think of that makes you feel like you're on an alpine ride at the top. Watch out for snakes in the summer and horse poop.

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Granny Gear

May 30, 2017
 
Review: Did valley loop. Looking for a trail to get my gf into mtn bike and this was perfect. Single track with some good lines to help get use to running through the gears and some fun sections. Great trail to just go pedal. little shade though so go early.

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Granny Gear

June 18, 2016
Ken Corley Granny Gear  
 
Review: Trail temp closed as of 6/18/16 due to fire. Check their website b4 heading out!

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Gnarly


January 23, 2014
Gdb49 Gnarly  
 
Review: Hard climb, good tech, beautiful area, great ride!

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Gnarly


December 7, 2012
alskoj Gnarly  
 
Review: The valley loop is a nice quick ride through some scenic woods. Ginny is a challenge - rocky and steep in places. I crashed descending Ginny - but I saved the bike! (but not my leg). I'll be back to try the other trails.

Similar Trail: Lory

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December 7, 2012
Guest   
 
Review: The valley loop was a nice ride that even a beginner would enjoy. The Ginny trail was a bit of a challenge and is suited for more for experienced riders. I didn't enjoy Ginny (too rocky in places). Very similar to the trails at Lory state park. Ride the valley trail at Lory if you get a chance.

Similar Trail: Valley trail at Lory State Park

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Granny Gear

July 14, 2011
 
Review: I did the Valley Loop Trail today. It started out pretty easy and then I ascended up into the hills. Got a good cardio workout for sure. I'll definitely be going back to explore the other trails. The trails are pretty well kept and there are some fun technical parts for sure, some of which cross some streams, adding to the fun.

Similar Trail: Lory State Park

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Trailblazer


June 19, 2011
Rob Trailblazer  
 
Review: Ride up the power-line trail (steep and long) and come down Ginny Trail. Power-line has a 2 mile segment that varies in grade from 12.9 to 22.2%

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Granny Gear

August 22, 2009
Kevin_H Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a good place for a beginner or someone not into hardcore downhill/rock gardens. There isn't much climbing and what uphill there is is short. There is an occasional embedded rocky area and a few easy switchbacks that should give a newb a fun challenge and intro into off road riding. I found myself dodging road apples curtesy of the horses more then anything else in certain parts. The cabin area is very cool and a good place to take a break before heading back to the lot. Great views of the hogsback and prairie. If you go take enough water since there's no real tree cover from the sun, and try to hit the trails early in the day to avoid the heat in the summer months. I think it'd be a good early/late season ride.

Similar Trail: Flying J Ranch.

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