15.0 miles
Distance
2,653 ft
Climb
-4,877 ft
Descent
1.6 miles
High Point

A favorite of Salmon riders, Butcher Knife - Ax Park offers some great high country riding. Singletrack follows the spine of the mountains dividing Montana and Idaho with huge views into both. Once the trail leaves the divide it drops "two steps down one step up" into the Hughes Creek drainage to Ax Park.

Ride this as a loop by climbing ~8 miles and ~3000' on West Fork Hughes Creek Road (088 ).

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Butcherknife Ridge - Ax Park mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,224 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,084 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,084 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.614%
  • Grade min
    41.171%
  • Distance climb
    6.3 miles
  • Distance down
    8.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,892 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Hughes Creek (113)
Sep 13, 2016 @ 6:12pm
Sep 13, 2016
Few down trees towards bottom but still in great shape
Butcherknife Ridge (110)
Sep 13, 2016 @ 6:10pm
Sep 13, 2016
In great shape, not a single down tree.
Divide (106)
Jun 20, 2016 @ 6:05pm
Jun 20, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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