25.5 miles
Distance
4,267 ft
Climb
-4,292 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A long 9 mile road climb up Bolam Pass leads you to one of the stunning sections of the Colorado Trail, Blackhawk Pass. Multiple sections of climbs and small descents has you finishing your climb at 12,000' Blackhawk pass. From there you'll be treated with a 1,400' descent to the forest service road. From there make your way to Stagecoach for a fast descent back to Hermosa Creek. If you want to tack on a few more miles and vert, skip Stagecoach and come down Corral Draw adding 5 miles and 500' more climbing.

Cross the creek (be prepared for wet feet) to Hermosa Creek and ride that back to your car.

Detailed Description
Blackhawk Pass Loop via Hermosa is a 25 mile popular expert route located near Durango Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 4,267 ft with a max elevation of 11,987 ft then descends -4,292 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Blackhawk Pass Loop via Hermosa mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,770 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,890 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,865 ft
  • Grade max
    -70.3%
  • Grade min
    43.1%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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CT - Blackhawk Pass
Jun 6, 2022 @ 7:34am
Jun 6, 2022
Still snowy and likely down trees north of blackhawk pass. South side is clear of trees and rideable as an out and back.
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