21 miles
Distance
4,295 ft
Climb
-4,295 ft
Descent
2,423 ft
High Point

This is an expert course requiring high riding ability and high fitness especially because of Alta being in the loop. Hike a bike in sections can even the playing field for those not as skilled in technical sections but you will not be able to ride Alta entirely regardless of skillset. Nevertheless, great adventure route that's on the quieter end of South Mountain, less people to spoil your ride.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Bursera Alta Kiwanis Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,251 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,359 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,359 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.498%
  • Grade min
    55.775%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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