24.9 miles
Distance
4,474 ft
Climb
-4,476 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is my favorite way to train for climbs in Cheyenne Canyon but still enjoy downhill.

Detailed Description
Canyon Climbfest is a 25 mile moderately popular expert route located near Colorado Springs Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 4,474 ft with a max elevation of 8,238 ft then descends -4,476 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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markymarkindenver (Oct 4, 2022 at 20:19)
Trail The Chutes
One of my favorite downhills on the front range. Totally a blue - this doesn't qualify as a black by any stretch of my imagination.
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markymarkindenver (Oct 4, 2022 at 20:19)
Trail The Chutes
One of my favorite downhills on the front range. Totally a blue - this doesn't qualify as a black by any stretch of my imagination.
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Tigergoosebumps (Sep 20, 2022 at 3:48)
Maybe we should dispatch the kitty litter wambulance.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:38)
Trail The Chutes
Great, fun downhill only trail. Definitely a blue not a black- everything is easily rolled and rocks are minimal.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:38)
Trail The Chutes
Great, fun downhill only trail. Definitely a blue not a black- everything is easily rolled and rocks are minimal.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:32)
6" of kitty litter blown out by dirt bikes, too sketchy to be enjoyable
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:29)
Not fun. Loose, steep and eroded.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:44)
Trail Chamberlain
Mostly gradual blue with a few optional rocks and mild to moderate steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers. Great Trail to connect to ladders get up to the Chutes.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:44)
Trail Chamberlain
Mostly gradual blue with a few optional rocks and mild to moderate steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers. Great Trail to connect to ladders get up to the Chutes.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:44)
Trail Chamberlain
Mostly gradual blue with a few optional rocks and mild to moderate steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers. Great Trail to connect to ladders get up to the Chutes.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:40)
Trail Ridge (SOS)
Easy gradual green with a few optional rocks and mild steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers...
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:40)
Trail Ridge (SOS)
Easy gradual green with a few optional rocks and mild steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers...
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:40)
Trail Ridge South
Easy gradual green with a few optional rocks and mild steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow bit lots of hikers...
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:33)
This is really more of a Blue Black due to the occasional and usually optional black sections and steepness and ridiculous looseness. There are a lot of fun parts of this Trail but I'm not sure I'll ever ride it again.. someone needs to take a freaking broom to this Trail!! It's not just lose, it's like kitty litter gravel for half the trail and it makes going fast almost essential which can be fun but is often too sketchy to be enjoyable. I guess for some reason people should be careful of the very last stretch at the bottom... It's not steep at all but there is a loose wash out section that is made me crash in the same damn spot the two times I've tried this Trail I only realized it when I was done with it... this Trail is best enjoyed after moisture.
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Bemokevin (Sep 23, 2021 at 11:43)
Gone like your mom
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mikesjeffsy (Jun 12, 2021 at 15:31)
Trail The Chutes
A great addition to our route
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mikesjeffsy (Jun 12, 2021 at 15:31)
Trail The Chutes
A great addition to our route
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beubeux (May 25, 2020 at 19:09)
Trail is great downhill, totally the way to go if you are parked at stratton trailhead. It's smooth and fast.
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Delobel (Aug 19, 2019 at 8:46)
Ride while you can. COS plans to make this trail much easier and accessible for all activities. A fun, challenging trail with steep lines and good practice. Has a log bridge at the end to really give you that backwoods feel.
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ajriding (Jun 27, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Columbine
Great scenery. Trail ok near top. Gets bad nearer bittom from hikers. They hike up a little then turn around so just lower bliwn out. Expect wide trail and deep footprints in the kitty litter. No point to climb. Wont b fun. Decent trail down, but not the quality trail u get from just bikes using it.
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ajriding (Jun 27, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Columbine
Great scenery. Trail ok near top. Gets bad nearer bittom from hikers. They hike up a little then turn around so just lower bliwn out. Expect wide trail and deep footprints in the kitty litter. No point to climb. Wont b fun. Decent trail down, but not the quality trail u get from just bikes using it.
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monumentalmtb (Dec 10, 2017 at 6:56)
Rode yesterday. Poor/loose trail conditions due to excessive motorcycle use compared to just 6 months ago. Great MTB trail/flow when in good condition, but not now. Used to be one of my favorite trails in the Springs.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Canyon Climbfest mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,230 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,230 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -69.1%
  • Grade min
    59.1%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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