Walker Ranch Loop Trail

I forgot how difficult this trail is. Sometimes I have problems deciding whether a trail is easy, moderate or difficult. This one is an easy

steep Colorado mountain bike trail with rock stair steps

stairway to mountain bike heaven

decision. It’s incredibly difficult. Be forewarned, no matter how good of a mountain biker you are, you will have to put your bike on your shoulder and carry it up/down a very steep slope. The good news: If you haven’t ridden this trail in a few years, that slope now has better “stairs” so you don’t actually have to use your hands to pull yourself up the slope/cliff. The bad news: I swear that ultra-steep part gets longer every year. I’m not kidding when I say, “Make sure you have good tires on your bike.” Otherwise, you’ll be skidding all over the place. (He says with the voice of experience.)

If you visit Walker Ranch on a weekday, you’ll probably have no problem with parking. But on weekends, the parking lot fills up handily.

While you’re in the area, I highly recommend riding or walking the Meyer’s Homestead out-and-back trail less than a mile from the Walker Ranch Loop trailhead. It’s a much easier trail and very scenic.

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