43 miles
Distance
6,243 ft
Climb
-6,180 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

essentially a gravel ride with some gnarly down hill at the end if you know where to look.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
More Stats for Big Back Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,074 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,218 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,281 ft
  • Grade max
    -73.8%
  • Grade min
    61.8%
  • Distance climb
    22 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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G.I. Joe
Jan 20, 2021 @ 3:26pm
16 hours
Mostly packed snow with a few bare patches and icy patches.
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Jan 9, 2021 @ 1:24pm
Jan 9, 2021
Pawn
Nov 22, 2020 @ 9:36am
Nov 22, 2020
Ride when frozen. Otherwise muddy. reporter
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Nov 22, 2020 @ 9:36am
Nov 22, 2020
Ride when frozen. Otherwise muddy. reporter
Pie
Oct 3, 2020 @ 7:04am
Oct 3, 2020
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