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Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

Intermediate
 3.9 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A mostly easy singletrack trail following a former railroad track.


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10.3

Miles

16.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,716' 2,657 m

High

8,445' 2,574 m

Low

468' 143 m

Up

466' 142 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This Ride is a mostly flat out and back, smoooth and easy singletrack trail, with a handful of quick, but steep and technical sections.

Description

The trail profile gives the illusion that this trail is steep, but you probably won't even notice the gradual climb of 300 feet over 4 miles on your way out, and the gradual 4 mile descent on the return. You'll be busy enjoying carving your way along the smooth singletrack through everything from wide open terrain with great views to very narrow gulches as you follow a section of the former Midland Railroad.

It's generally easy and smooth singletrack, but where the train bridges have been removed, you'll find your way around up/down, surprisingly technical terrain requiring short bursts of energy and good line choosing skills to successfully navigate your way.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Lampenrider with improvements by Sarah Baker

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 33 votes

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  3.9 from 33 votes
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Photos

"Don't feed the Rocky Mountain Elephant"
Jul 16, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
Great drop with smooth landing that can be ridden small or large.
Oct 28, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Riding through a narrow gulch along the trail
Jul 27, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
Wonderful views along this section
Jul 16, 2013 near Buena V…, CO
Just a quick selfie before I sick roll in!
Jun 14, 2020 near Buena V…, CO
Cairns marking the nondescript entrance of Gentleman's Tail
Aug 2, 2013 near Buena V…, CO

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Sep 12, 2021
Rick Routh
Riding with Uncle Rick 12.9mi — 2h 03m
Sep 8, 2021
Lucas John Gajewski
half fun, half sand wash
Jul 10, 2021
Van Negley
Apr 4, 2021
Trent Hillier
10.5mi
Aug 29, 2020
Megan Yarnall
Aug 29, 2020
Kevin Nichols
Aug 21, 2020
J Clay
Jul 27, 2020
Cynde Brunner
Awesome trail, great conditions! 10.3mi