Bitterbrush-Nelson Loop

Boulder, Colorado 80306

Bitterbrush-Nelson Loop

Bitterbrush-Nelson Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This lollipop loop takes the Bitterbrush Trail to the upper Nelson Loop Trail for a rolling ascent to the elevated meadow at the heart of Hall Ranch, in a mixed ecosystem of grasslands, shrubby hills, and forested areas with pine, ponderosa, and Douglas fir. Beware of rattlesnakes, the only wildlife that pose a threat during the hotter months. From the upper parking lot follow Bitterbrush Trail up for the first mile, and then enjoy a short drop into a valley. Head up from there, ascending through a meadow, where the trail gets pretty rocky and climbs more dramatically for almost 2 miles before some relief."

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Trail Information

Boulder
Nearby City
9.4
Distance
1,450 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use

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Nov 2018