2,933 ft
3 ft
-160 ft
Avg time

Sidewinder Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
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  • Global Ranking

Climb : After humping up Sidewinder you will enter a 3-way. Sidewinder keeps going left. Tripod; Right. Stick left and you will come across a road. Chose to go up the steep hill to maintain singletrack status or go counter-clockwise via the road and end up at the same spot in 400m.
Descend : Go downhill.

Access Info

If you are climbing Sidewinder, it can't be avoided. If you are at the Reservoir and heading west via the 2-track, keep an eye out on your right for a single track.

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More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -158 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,822 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,981 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,980 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,822 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    334 ft
  • Distance down
    2,446 ft
  • Distance flat
    153 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 4, 2016
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Sidewinder Trail Reports

Jul 4, 2016 @ 7:47am
Jul 4, 2016
Apr 16, 2016 @ 10:33pm
Apr 16, 2016
Be prepared to be ridin dirty.
Apr 3, 2016 @ 5:52pm
Apr 3, 2016
Came in from above and hiked snow patches all the way to Tripod.
Nov 23, 2014 @ 8:01pm
Nov 23, 2014
A light dusting of 3".
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Routes with this trail

Singletrack 6 2015 Stage 6 Three Blind Mice race
25.1 miles
Big Bike shuttle in Mice
4.4 miles
Advanced route (LLD)
7.0 miles

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag topsog (Oct 28, 2014 at 12:35)
 It's too late now, but Sidewinder was originally just from Rusty Muffler to above the Rusty Grate to the Junction with Tripod. Tripod was the original trail up to, well, to the Tripod lookout. Everything else came after that. Somehow this was changed in the last couple of years so that Tripod only starts at the junction with Rainbow.

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