11.9 miles
2,894 ft
-2,995 ft
2 miles
High Point

This is an excellent short backcountry lollipop with excellent views and foliage. You can extend the lollipop by starting closer to the valley. A steep double track climb with excellent views where you may see some side by side traffic. You can access the gem of the area, the Toiyabe crest trail at a couple of different points. We chose the closest. The trail down is great, smooth (for a backcountry trail), and frequented by only cattle.

Part of the purpose of posting this is to share different access points to the Toiyabe crest trail where creative riders may decide to try different loops or through rides to the surround ranges. This range is interesting as it is very seldom if ever patrolled by forest service and all trails are not maintained. Due to this there are side by side roads where there is no road on the map and many trails that are listed which haven't been traveled for several years and are impassable, for example Marysville canyon as of 7/2019.

This lollipop may be turned into a larger loop by connecting to the San Juan drainage via the Toiyabe crest trail.

Detailed Description
Backcountry Lollipop is a 12 mile less popular intermediate route located near Austin Nevada. This horse primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route climbs 2,894 ft with a max elevation of 10,099 ft then descends -2,995 ft.
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More Stats for Backcountry Lollipop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,354 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,356 ft
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    5 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
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    2,326 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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