Abrams Ridge Trail For Mountain Biking
The 119th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.
Monday 7 May 2018 05:48 GMT
Southeast of Eagle in the Hardscrabble, the Abrams Creek Trail is a popular mountain biking loop heading up Hardscrabble Mountain. While the Abrams Creek Loop was one of the first rides in the Hardscrabble trail region, it’s now just one of many trails winding up the mountain. The Abrams Creek loop combines the Abrams Gulch Trail with the Abrams Ridge Trail for a total of 8.5 miles with 1,200 feet of vertical. Most of the Abrams Gulch Trail follows old double track up through sage brush and juniper forest that transitions into some aspen. It’s actually a surprising smooth climb except for one steep loose section. While most people loop back down via Abrams Ridge Trail, you can continue higher via the Mikes Night Out loop, which brings you right back to the top of the Abrams Ridge Trail. While on the way down Abrams Ridge Trail, there are a few side routes leading down as well including Hockett-Tick Alley Trail or Worlds Greatest / Elmers Trails. It’s pretty sweet to have three singletrack route options from the top.
To reach the trailhead from Eagle, head west on US6 to Brush Creek Road. Turn left heading south on Brush Creek Road to Eagle Ranch Road. Turn right heading south on Eagle Ranch Road to Abrams Road. Turn right on Abrams and then follow small sign to the trailhead.
After a long day of mountain biking in Eagle, head on over to the Bonfire Brewing Company for a cold drink. You won’t be disappointed.
Overall, Abrams Ridge Trail is the 119th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado.