Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Connector
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Mule Trail

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#333 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,756 in the world

Super nice singletrack in mixed conifer forest. From Mount Herman Road, the trail basically runs 3.2 miles north until it connects with Limbaugh Canyon Trail. The trail begins with a moderate one mile climb (560' ascent) following a small drainage to a ridge top. It is difficult in spots, but mostly doable. You will know you have reached the top when you see a tall teepee like structure made of dead branches. Once you reach the top, you have done the hard work. From here, it's all fun as the trail runs north on the ridge top. It follows the ridge for another mile and is quite flowy with mostly a slight downgrade. Finally, the trail turns downhill in earnest for the last mile. There are some fun switchbacks and a few technical spots, especially as the trail nears Limbaugh Canyon Trail.

First added by mongwolf on Apr 27, 2020. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Follow Mount Herman Road (from its junction with Michelle Ave.) west 5.1 mi to the trailhead of Mount Herman Trail #716. Follow the #716 Trail 0.1 mile and take a trail to your left. This is Mule Trail.
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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
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    Super nice trail which begins with a rigorous one mile climb and then delivers on the fun factor for a little over two miles. The trail has a backcountry feel to it and is well-maintained. After climbing the first mile, I recommend you turn around and descend it because it is a very flowy fun downhill. Then after that reward, turn around and proceed with the trail per usual.

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