19 miles
Distance
4,621 ft
Climb
-4,814 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Although this is a permitted event, trails are open to the general public. Riders must be under control at all times.

The 2018 Helenduro is the 10th anniversary of one of North America's longest-running enduro races. We wanted to make this one special, so it's a mix of classic Helenduro stages and local favorites that have never been raced before.

This year's race crosses the South Hills over six stages, and ends with a classic view of downtown Helena as you race towards post-ride refreshment at Karmadillos Southwest Cafe.

Stage 1: Wide open rocky gnar on Hogsback Trail, across Backside Trail to Prairie Trail, where you'll need to be on your A game to thread the tight trees. Finish up by descending Swaney Trail and Direttissima Trail.

Stage 2: Helena's classic Show-Me-The-Horse Trail. Not much more to add.

Stage 3: Descend north from Wakina Sky meadow via Wakina Sky Trail and Evan's Trail. Watch out for Evan's - it's sneaky at race speed.

Stage 4: Another Helena classic: Rent Money Trail down to Davis Gulch via Rodney Ridge Trail.

Stage 5: This is another long one - off the top of Mount Ascension via 2006 Trail, Ridge Rider Trail, and Little Moab Trail. Little Moab is a local's favorite with some choose-your-own-adventure lines across the bedrock.

Stage 6: Bring it home in full view of the finish on the Acropolis Crest Trails. Watch out for tight turns that sneak up on you in a hurry.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 2 miles distance
  • 107 ft climb
  • -900 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1 miles distance
  • 22 ft climb
  • -801 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 83 ft climb
  • -660 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 1 miles distance
  • 74 ft climb
  • -636 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 2 miles distance
  • 22 ft climb
  • -1,096 ft descent
6 Stage 6
  • 2,348 ft distance
  • 12 ft climb
  • -260 ft descent

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2018 Montana Enduro Series : HelenduroX mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,336 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,144 ft
  • Grade
    -0.196%
  • Grade max
    -44.52%
  • Grade min
    44.921%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,869 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Backside Trail
Dec 9, 2018 @ 11:18am
Dec 9, 2018
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Mount Helena Ridge Trail - Lower
Dec 9, 2018 @ 11:18am
Dec 9, 2018
Patchy snow cover, but more dry than snow. reporter
Entertainment Trail
Dec 2, 2018 @ 9:51am
Dec 2, 2018
Occasional ice.
2006 Trail
Dec 2, 2018 @ 9:50am
Dec 2, 2018
Wakina Sky Trail
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Oct 25, 2018
Restoring status to green now that conditions are dry. reporter
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