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Deadman's Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (8)

A rough and rocky trek with rewarding views and fast drops.


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Map Key

4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Singletrack

8,686' 2,648 m

High

8,240' 2,512 m

Low

467' 142 m

Up

470' 143 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

No water or restroom access. No motorized vehicles or e-bikes. Rattlesnake and other wildlife habitat.

Description

Fun out and back trail. The trail is best done counter clockwise.

From the trailhead, you'll start out with a mostly flat and slightly overgrown singletrack. Then you'll ride down into the canyon, over a small stream and up out of the canyon. Be sure to stop and enjoy the excellent views. The ride out of the canyon is very difficult due to the elevation gain and poorly located rocks.

Once out of the canyon, it levels off till you get to the final climb which gains the ridge. From there, it's smooth singletrack mainly. There are a couple of rocky downhill sections, but nothing past a blue rating.

After the downhill, you'll come to a gate. Open and go through. Round the corner and you're back to the start of the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joshua W with improvements by Stephen Burns

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

#11469

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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I brake for Vipers
Aug 7, 2019 near Del Norte, CO
Deadman's Loop
Nov 5, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Deadman Loop
Nov 9, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Deadman Loop
Nov 9, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Deadman's view
Nov 6, 2018 near Del Norte, CO
Shady Rest
Aug 7, 2019 near Del Norte, CO

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Apr 12, 2021
Danielle DeForest
Started at Popsico TH and rode up BLM5120. I recommend doing the loop clockwise and climbing the d'track to descend on mostly s'track - beautiful! — 1h 45m
Apr 24, 2020
Meg Perez
Always a great ride with spectacular views! The incline is brutal but the declines are worth it. It's the end of April and the trail was totally dry. 4.7mi
Apr 5, 2020
Scott Wickberg
there is no way this trail is a black. still beautiful but don't go here expecting technical riding. I suggest riding it clockwise instead of count… 4.7mi
Jun 15, 2019
Mick Daniel
The app is directing folks backward on this particular ride. Most locals ride up the two track and descend the Singletrack. Ride reverse of the app.
May 4, 2019
Gee Toe