Hall Ranch

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4.54 out of 5
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9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,900 ft
↓ 4,100 ft

Loop
1:58
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
From the lower parking lot, go uphill to the trailhead at the upper lot. From here it's an easy trail to follow. Follow Bitterbrush trail uphill through somewhat rough singletrack. Around the 1 mile mark you will head down a valley and up the other side into a field. From here the trail becomes physically and technically difficult. You will have roughly 1/2 mile of steep ascending with very difficult technical sections. 1 3/4 miles you reach the top of the first hill and descend into the valley only to ascend into a valley meadow. The trailis easy and hard packed. Once you reach nelson loop (3.5 miles) take a left for a switchback ascent or a right for a slightly less agressive ascent. Follow Nelson Loop (2.3 miles) but beware of speed reducing ditches that rangers dig out for drainage reasons. Once you reconect with Bitterbrush trail follow it back to your car.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: What is the elevation gain -Guest

A: About 930ft from the front side entrance and 800ft from the backside entrance

Clayton B. answered on April 17, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (65)
 

Granny Gear

June 20, 2017
 
Review: Beautiful early evening ride. Went up from Antelope Drive to avoid more technical ride. Loved it!

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Trailblazer

May 4, 2017
Vince Call Trailblazer  
 
Review: Technical rock gardens, a bit beyond our skill level , Wild Turkey alternative route closed

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Trailblazer

May 4, 2017
Vince Call Trailblazer  
 
Review: Technical rock gardens, a bit beyond our skill level , Wild Turkey alternative route closed

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Granny Gear

September 5, 2016
oilrag Granny Gear  
 
Review: Hall ranch is in my opinion one the best trails on the front range for training. If you can climb it too the top and do the loop without stopping you have accomplished something awesome. It still kills me but one day I'll do it all. Great trail and usually every one on it is pretty cool.

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Granny Gear

August 24, 2016
redbike29 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail with endless variation of terrain and scenery. Great technical section that will challenge everyone. This is one of the best trails I have ridden.

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Gramcounter

July 1, 2016
drtjumper2 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Challenging technical rock gardens on the bottom half are rewarded with a quick, rolling beginner/intermediate loop at the top!

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Bunny Hop

June 13, 2016
 
Review: Climb Up, Coast down the way you came, pretty well maintained. There's two way up that meet for the 2nd half of the trail. One side is definitely a lot more technical than the other side. Connects to Heil Valley Ranch which is another good one, with similar skill and ride.

Similar Trail: Heil Valley Ranch

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Granny Gear

May 7, 2016
norourke Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trail. If you can climb the first 3 miles without dabing, your a pro. Coming back down is amazing and we'll worth it.

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Gramcounter

April 16, 2016
 
Review: In my opinion, Hall Ranch is one of the best trails on the Front Range. I think some people may disagree with that but, hey, I don't care. I loved that trail and miss it now that I've moved east.

Hall Ranch is fast/flowy, has sections of technical climbing/descending through the rock garden, beautiful scenery with a great view of Mt. Meeker/Longs Peak at the top, can be linked with Heil Ranch via the Picture Rock connector trail, and is ridable even in the winter as it's largely exposed, so the snow melts quickly. Though a long ride for some, you can also ride to it from Boulder or Longmont via dirt roads to add miles to your ride.

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Gramcounter


March 13, 2016
 
Review: This a really nice trail with some great technical sections, nice scenery, and usually dries out fairly quickly. It definitely offers some physically and technically challenging sections and isn't really the best choice for beginners. (I say as I was stuck behind a gung ho dad trying to get his young boy up it!)

The downside is it's popularity almost always assures there will be a lot of other riders on the weekends or after work. And if you have a bit of a drive to get there, there is nothing worse than getting to there and seeing the lot full.

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Hall Ranch MTB Trail 4.54 out of 5 based on 65 ratings. 65 user reviews.
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