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Blue Sky Basin


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Trail Review(s)
Rider - Eric
This is a good (relatively new trail).  It connects a few shorter rides that have been around for much longer.  You can access this trail from the Devils Backbone loop, the Coyote Ridge loop or up by Horsetooth Reservoir.  The are a few rocky sections on Devils backbone, but for the most part this is a fairly smooth x-country trail compared to most Colorado rides.  I have only ridden the Horsetooth system once and did not connect it to Blus Sky, but it is pretty close to the north end.  If there is not a trail, the short road ride would not be too bad.  Also, that would eliminate the fee to park at Horsetooth.
Would you ride again?
Yes
Any suggestions?
If you are looking to make a day of it, this trail lets you cover some serious distance and you have a few loop options at either end and along the way.

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Trail Statistics
My Rating
07 of 10
Ride Type
Out & Back
Trail Type
ST (wide)
Road Type
Dirt
Miles
10.1
Average Grade
6
Vertical Gain
1927
Vertical Loss
1540
Max. Elevation
5820
Min. Elevation
5081


Trail Fees
Parking / Use
Free, Plenty
Camping
None


Trail Location
Regional City
Fort Collins, CO
Closest City
Loveland, CO
Start (Lat./Lon.)
N40° 30.922'
W105° 9.927'
End (Lat./Lon.)
N40° 24.693'
W105° 9.115'

Trails Ridden
Devils Backbone
Blue Sky Basin
Nearby Trails
Coyote Ridge
Horsetooth Reservoir



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Eric Meyer,
Oct 21, 2009, 11:13 AM
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Eric Meyer,
Oct 21, 2009, 11:16 AM