12.2 miles
Distance
3,600 ft
Climb
-3,600 ft
Descent
1.6 miles
High Point

Counter-clockwise is definitely the preferred direction to ride this loop from the Crystal Lake camground. The climb to Grandview Point is graded well for the most part, and the view is worth the climb. From Grandview to West Peak, nearly all of the trail is rideable, but expect some stretches of hike-a-bike depending on your fitness. The turnoffs to the major ice caves are signed, and they are definitely worth the visit. The decent is incredibly fun old-school technical riding. Lots of rocks and rubble in the upper half, and below the last right-hand switchback the trail is littered with root steps.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Crystal Lake: Grandview and Ice Caves mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,037 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,043 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,043 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -66.245%
  • Grade min
    78.231%
  • Distance climb
    5.8 miles
  • Distance down
    5.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
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