8 miles
1,776 ft
-1,776 ft
2 miles
High Point

I rode every single trail out there and if I was to go back this would be my ultimate fun loop. I might even just do multiple laps of this until I was too tired to pedal back up to the top. The climb really is an easy climb, with mostly a smooth gradual gradient. As you near the top there are a couple of more difficult sections to climb, but mostly just for some change in terrain. The highest downhill section is my favorite with large berms that will throw you through some big rock sections with good speed all the way down. The final down hill trail is not really an expert trail, but has a few tricky sections, but mostly fast berms and quick transitions through a dry hollow.

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flag atfarley (Aug 19, 2018 at 20:44)
 Bad Hombre would make the list for 'best' but it's logistically not possible.

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More Stats for Best of High Starr Ranch mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,415 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,415 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,415 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,043 ft
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Nov 5, 2018 @ 1:44pm
Nov 5, 2018
Rode today, no mud. Shaded areas were frozen, sunny areas were dry.
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Oct 27, 2018
Dry, good condition.
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