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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Details

  • 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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Copper Mtn. Loop
Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:11am
Aug 26, 2018
Much of the trail is overgrown with Cat's Claw. The grass is also high in certain places making trail-finding more difficult. The are a few wash crossings that have been washed out.
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