18.5 miles
Distance
3,945 ft
Climb
-4,142 ft
Descent
1 mile
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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.

Detailed Description
2018 Montana Enduro Series : HelenduroX is a 19 mile intermediate race route located near Helena Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 24 trails. This route climbs 3,945 ft with a max elevation of 5,441 ft then descends -4,142 ft.
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1 Stage 1
  • 2 miles distance
  • 107 ft climb
  • -900 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1 mile distance
  • 22 ft climb
  • -801 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 83 ft climb
  • -660 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 1 mile 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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More Stats for 2018 Montana Enduro Series : HelenduroX mountain bike route
  • Avg time
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  • Altitude min
    4,145 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,343 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,147 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -70.8%
  • Grade min
    60.4%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,842 ft
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