4,139 ft
171 ft
-96 ft
Avg time

Gopher Details

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  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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Don't want to be on Rusty anymore? Take Gopher as a distraction. A technical climb in bother directions.

Mind your chain ring. Wink

Trail can be exited half way at the Rusty/Eagle/Boneyard area if desired. Cattle trails leading to each and the trailheads are visible.

Access Info

Coming from Sidewinder/Rusty parking : At the big rock rolldown off Sidewinder onto Rusty, there is a large log down. Through that is Gopher.
Climbing Rusty from the South you may happen to see the Gopher right hand (east) turn that punches you up onto a rock ledge.

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More Stats for Gopher mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    75 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,163 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,163 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,238 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,383 ft
  • Distance down
    1,592 ft
  • Distance flat
    165 ft
  • Avg time
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Gopher Trail Reports

Oct 3, 2016 @ 9:19pm
Oct 3, 2016
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:34pm
Apr 24, 2016
Mud hole bridged with rock. Deadfall now has an up and over that keeps the theme of the trail.
Apr 16, 2016 @ 10:33pm
Apr 16, 2016
One of the old downed tree rock stacks got adjusted by another tree. Original log got hoisted up a foot and now it isn't rideable. Will try to...
Nov 29, 2015 @ 5:39pm
Nov 29, 2015
May 23, 2015 @ 10:56pm
May 23, 2015
Pruned and raked the upper (Eagle-Sidewinder), now you can ride eyes open without being whipped and scratched.
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Blue Highway
3.5 miles

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