13.2 miles
Distance
2,434 ft
Climb
-2,437 ft
Descent
1.2 miles
High Point

A modified version of this loop is done with a shuttle vehicle. Shortly after East Heise Road intersects with 217 there is a Forest Service bulletin board across the road from an open field. Park in the open field and start up 217. Once on 217 you can take Hawley's Gulch as a cut-off, or you can continue on to Y-Junction. At the Y, turn right and follow 218 to the top of Hawley's (you can alternatively use Glen's Grunt as a method to reach the top of Hawley's). The trail then consists of mostly downhill with the exception of one long climb.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Space Cruz Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,093 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,106 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,103 ft
  • Grade
    -0.005%
  • Grade max
    -86.031%
  • Grade min
    50.049%
  • Distance climb
    7.1 miles
  • Distance down
    5.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,936 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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