33 miles
5,784 ft
-5,781 ft
4,197 ft
High Point

*Elevation data may be highly variable by device or mapping platform, as different software may use various data sources and calculation methods. Our total elevation gain for the stage is a middle estimate based on readings from multiple devices.

Kicking off the 5th annual Singletrack 6, we’re visiting one of the most popular areas from the 2014 and 2016 editions of Singletrack 6 Six: the Moonrakers and CBT trail systems. Fast and flowy best describe this day. You’ll be grinning ear-to-ear while gliding through lush forests and flying down trails like CBT Mainline, Canyon Creek and Gold Rush.

While parts of this stage resemble the routes we used last time we were through Golden in 2016, much of the stage has been overhauled and optimized to avoid overlap with Stage 3, when we’ll visit the area again. There are over 150km of trail in this system and we’ve hand picked the best to ensure this is a day you’ll never forget. All routes are subject to change at any time to allow for quality control, safety of the riders and wildlife.

Please note that due to a sensitive goat habitat spectators are not permitted on the Canyon Creek portion of this stage.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 1 miles distance
  • 7 ft climb
  • -570 ft descent

Trails in Route

Gold Rush4,524 ft
Buzz3,396 ft
Cedar Lake Rd1,434 ft
Cedar Camp5,108 ft
Bear Claw Upper2,848 ft
Damn Bypass3,173 ft
Arrowhead2 miles
Gold Rush Descent1 miles
Take it Easy1 miles

Route POI

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More Stats for 2018 Singletrack 6 - GSL GM City Stage 1: Golden mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,563 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,592 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,595 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Snow Covered
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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trail: Gold Rush
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May 11, 2015
Quick run down gold run at Innerleithen including the ridiculously steep bottom section , which includes heavy braking haha seems I have the DH...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

First Half (Future Line)
Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Oct 13, 2018
Hero Dirt. Go get some!
Take it Easy
Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Oct 13, 2018
Hero Dirt. Trail is great condition.
Gold Rush Descent
Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Oct 13, 2018
Hero Dirt. Also seems like they did some trail work and the trail is very smooth. Really good conditions.
Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Oct 13, 2018
Dry and fine.
Gold Rush
Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:09am
Sep 13, 2018
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