15 miles
Distance
1,652 ft
Climb
-1,654 ft
Descent
4,417 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
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for BCT: Copper Mtn. Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,905 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,015 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -14.284%
  • Grade min
    15.094%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Copper Mtn. Loop
      Mar 24, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Mar 24, 2019
      Very enjoyable XC trail with great views and interesting geological features around Copper Mt. Dry and pock marked with cow hoof prints in many sections. Cat claw wasn't too bad but will be worse when the growing season kicks in. The only technical bits were a couple of steep loose uphill switchbacks riding CW. Riding CCW there's nothing of note.
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