16 miles
Distance
3,427 ft
Climb
-3,430 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Bear spray is a good idea

Solid loop with some challenging climbing, good flow on top and a rowdy descent.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Bear Canyon - Mystical Bear - New World Gulch mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,475 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -48.685%
  • Grade min
    62.007%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,291 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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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      Bear Canyon Road
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 1:27pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      Very muddy after bear lakes turnoff. Lots and lots of fresh cow crap
      New World Gulch Trail #50
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 7:21pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      Upper half still super wet, not recommended
      Mystical Bear
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 7:39pm
      Sep 18, 2017
      Rode halfway, this trail is just below the snow line, although slick in spots. One tree down in an obvious location. reporter
      Bear Lakes
      Aug 22, 2017 @ 6:42pm
      Aug 22, 2017
      Fun flowy trail! Nice and wide (also used by dirt bikes) which makes for a fun jump line
      Mystic Lake Cutoff
      Jul 22, 2017 @ 4:56pm
      Jul 22, 2017
      Clear and dry but dusty.
      more reports »
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