1.6 miles
674 ft
-91 ft
Avg time

L.O. Connection Details

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    Both Directions
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The L.O. Connection takes you up from Cottonwood Lake towards the summit of Thunderbolt Mountain. There are a few challenging switchbacks and steep sections, but overall the climb is not too bad.

Access Info

Take the Bernice exit of I-90 (Exit 151) and follow the Boulder River Road (staying to the left). Stay on the Boulder River road to the Thunderbolt Creek road, which is directly opposite the Whitehouse Campground. The junction is a distinctive Y and is signed. The Thunderbolt Creek road ends at the trailhead. Ride the Thunderbolt Creek Trail to Cottonwood Lake. The L.O. Connection climbs on the right near the north end of the lake.

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More Stats for L.O. Connection mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    583 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.5 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.5 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,622 ft
  • Distance flat
    796 ft
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Thunderbolt Mountain
13.3 miles

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