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Ute Valley Six Mile Loop

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 4.2 (26) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A quick six mile tour of the best Ute Valley has to offer, minus the jump lines.


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5.8

Miles

9.3

KM

80%

Singletrack

6,594' 2,010 m

High

6,238' 1,901 m

Low

578' 176 m

Up

579' 176 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Includes both the Nachos and Almond Butter downhills, as well as the fun and techy entrance and exit to Ute via the East Loop.

Description

Park on the side of Tech Center Dr. and start the ride with a techy, sometimes challenging climb along Ute Valley East Loop (North) until you get to the Yucca doubletrack. After a quick descent, take a singletrack to your left, cross a bridge, and climb up a quick, sandy, doubletrack. At the top, take a left and you'll find the first real descent known as Nachos. There's a few drops, water bars, and some chunky sections. Cross a trail at the bottom and continue straight until you get the the top of Almond Butter. This is a quick but awesome descent, leading you down to the East Loop, which will take you back to your car. There are some jump lines to the left before you descend down Almond Butter.

Shared By:

Matt Tankersley with improvements by Daniel Ives

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 26 votes

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Photos

Pike's Peak view from the western side of the trail.
Jan 30, 2016 near Air For…, CO
A-Ron threading the gap into an armored switchback.
Aug 6, 2018 near Colorad…, CO
Ute Valley
Nov 6, 2021 near Air For…, CO
Cliff on the trail.
Jul 18, 2016 near Colorad…, CO
Panoramic view at the technical connector.
Jul 18, 2016 near Air For…, CO
Taking the dogs for a ride in Ute Valley.
Jun 30, 2015 near Air For…, CO

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Jul 4, 2022
Brianne Pierson
Apr 30, 2022
Corbin Larsen
14.5mi — 2h 13m
Aug 14, 2021
jake DeWeese
Jun 14, 2021
David Ames
Sep 24, 2020
Matthias Learned
One of my top 3 favorite rides around Colorado Springs. Wouldn't do it with my old hardtail, but with a full sus, it's a blast! 9.6mi — 1h 18m
Aug 10, 2020
Ben Watson
Aug 2, 2020
Adam Yanasak
Jun 26, 2020
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