Pub View

Round Trip Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 5950 - 6073 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Medaris
Fee: none
Attractions: Scenic singletrack

The Pub View trail is located in New Castle, Colorado. The trail stretches for a half mile below the Medaris Ridge trail which it connects to on both ends. Pub View can be combined with the Medaris Ridge trail to form a loop or for an even longer hike it can be combined with the West Medaris, Medaris Ditch and East Medaris trails for a grand tour of all four sides of the mountain.

For this post we began at the east end of the trail where at its junction with the Medaris Ridge and East Medaris trails.

As the trail travels from east to west it stays well below the top of the hill.

The route is almost all uphill going in this direction but for the most part the change in elevation is barely noticeable.

The general uphill trend shows up well when looking at the trails elevation profile although it is a little over exaggerated in this example due to the shortness of the trail.

There are a few switchbacks in places that keep it from getting too steep.

You can always count on the twisted trunks and branches of juniper trees to give character to any trail.

The view down the Colorado River corridor as it heads toward the Grand Valley isn't too shabby either.

As the trail makes its final assault on the ridge the switchbacks get tighter.

Pub View comes to an end when it reaches the ridge. Hikers have the option to continue to the right along Medaris Ridge, to the left down West Medaris, or simply return back down Pub View. West Medaris is closed to mountain bikes so their options don't include that trail. We are guessing that is due to how steep it is although there are a lot of mountain bikers that would probably enjoy the challenge.

There is indeed a view of the pub down on Main Street. Maybe if you stop by and tell them you were just on the Pub View trail they will give you the first round on the house. Even without a free beer the Pub View is well worth checking out. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.