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Back Ranch Loop

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Length

7.5 Miles 12.1 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Elevation

712' 217 m

Ascent

-728' -222 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

9,510' 2,899 m

High

9,083' 2,768 m

Low

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A beautiful 8 mile loop that takes you through a forested area then along an old aqueduct trail.

Matthew Coye

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Pretty mellow rolling terrain with a few hill climbs, but nothing too intense!
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

The Aqueduct trail ends with an awesome flat section to a downhill end, great for a cool down or some speed work.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Start off crossing a meadow and heading into the woods, the trail intermittently changes between an open meadow and forest for the first couple miles. There are couple short steeper climbs that will slow you down, then it becomes flat/rolling singletrack all the way to the back ranch.

The trail is well signed following Soda Creek Trail until you get to the back ranch (~4 miles in) then you hop onto Soda Ridge Trail which then becomes Keystone Aquaduct. The Soda Ridge trail has some steepness to it at the beginning but becomes gentle rolling terrain once you're about halfway through it. What a great loop!

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Jul 15, 2017
David Skelly
Jun 24, 2017
Kyle Herlache
8.5mi
Apr 23, 2017
Nathan Rilla
Started near the Keystone Stables which added about a mile. Beautiful views! Spring time turns sections into streams, why it's 4stars and not 5 8.6mi
Aug 22, 2011
Toko Morimoto

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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