SHAFT stands for Super Happy Awesome Fun Trail. It is a high-speed bermed-corner blue trail that has become popular with the XC/AM crowd as well. SHAFT starts off fairly mellow with some sweeping corners and little hits here and there. As it rolls downhill, you get eased into faster speeds and bigger berms before getting shot out the bottom along the old T-Dub gully. Cross Canyon Creek, high-five everyone in sight with a big ol' grin on your face.
This trail is totally doable on everything in the 120-200mm travel range, including hardtails. Good tires help. Ride don't slide. Good loop options include:
- Pneuma [from Hwy66] to SHAFT and then back on the Hwy or Elbow Valley
- Sulphur Springs to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to RoS [intense!]
- SS to Pneuma to SHAFT to EV to Pneuma to Moosepackers to Ridgeback [hardcore!].
NB: The trail has some loose rock, but it's not like surfing a scree slope. Once you're into the bermed part of the trail, watch your crank placement - the tread has a bit of a v-notch going on and it's possible to catch a pedal on the uphill side in a few spots.
If you're shuttling, drive to the end of the Moose mountain road and head directly west towards the gated road to the well site. Push another 100 meters up the gated road where you will find the entrance to T-Dub to your left and the entrance to SHAFT just a few meters past it, also on your left. SHAFT finishes on the last few hundred meters of T-Dub which will then flow onto the Canyon Creek road, where you pedal south (left) towards the Ing’s mine parking lot. where your driver should wait.
If you're riding up Pneuma, exit at Special K [or lower] and take the road to the well site.
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More Stats for SHAFT mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,378 ft
Altitude min5,099 ft
Altitude max1.2 miles
Altitude start1.2 miles
Altitude end5,099 ft
Distance climb1,451 ft
Distance down1.7 miles
Distance flat210 ft
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SHAFT Trail Reports
Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:24pmNov 13, 2016
Aug 24, 2016 @ 5:39amAug 24, 2016
|Dry and fast.|
Aug 7, 2016 @ 2:00pmAug 7, 2016
|reporter Several small puddles throughout and slick roots but overall not too saturated.|
Jul 19, 2016 @ 6:48pmJul 19, 2016
|From PB: There were puddles and mud patches on Family Guy and Shaft but nothing to keep you at home|
Jun 13, 2016 @ 9:51pmJun 13, 2016
|All time conditions|
Routes with this trail
|Pneuma to Shaft||8.0 miles|
|KR Enduro Series - Moose Stage 1 race||1.6 miles|
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