15 miles
Distance
1,286 ft
Climb
-1,288 ft
Descent
4,413 ft
High Point

This is a lollipop type loop on the Black Canyon Trail (Southern Russian Well segment) and the Copper Mountain Loop trail. The loop portion is best ridden in a CCW direction. The beginning of this ride can be done on the dirt road, as published, or simply stay on the BCT heading north from the Big Bug Trailhead. The road start may give a better warmup. You'll ride past the exit of the Copper Mtn. Loop heading north. Go through the giant green Xm gate and look for the singletrack on the left, this is the beginning or northern end of the Copper Mtn. Loop. This trail was built for mountain biking, typical BCT climbing grades and fun downhills await.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for BCT: Copper Mtn. Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,908 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,016 ft
  • Grade max
    -23.7%
  • Grade min
    26.1%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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      Copper Mtn. Loop
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:22pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      Rode loop in a CCW direction. I didn't see a trail marker at the start on the north end and it's a little hard to see the trail in that one spot. Rest of the loop is plenty easy to follow and trail signs mark trail at road crossings. There is catsclaw, not terrible, but we did bleed. There were a couple of short short sections cow tracks, not bad. The trail is really smooth and easy to follow. Some interesting rougher spots on the south side not far from BCT intersection.
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