17.7 miles
Distance
2,232 ft
Climb
-4,905 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Threemile Ridge is a favorite of local riders for its sweat and speed. The labor, mitigated by super-vistas during the first 10 miles on the Continental Divide Trail, gives way to velocity when the bottom drops out for 3,000 vertical feet on a twisted two-track that flows like a tumbling stream. For this classic descent, pack a spare set of brake pads. After the ride, if your brakes still work, stop at the Broken Arrow for frosty drinks and fantastic Mexican food.

Detailed Description
CDT to Three Mile Ridge is a 18 mile expert route located near Salmon Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 2,232 ft with a max elevation of 8,202 ft then descends -4,905 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    3 mile, threemile, three mile
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for CDT to Three Mile Ridge mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,673 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,583 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,256 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,583 ft
  • Grade
    -2.9%
  • Grade max
    -84.7%
  • Grade min
    49.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,247 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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CDT (Three Mile Ridge)
Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:03pm
Nov 9, 2021
Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
Three Mile Ridge
Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:03pm
Nov 9, 2021
Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
Dahlonega Road
Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:03pm
Nov 9, 2021
Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
CDT (Anderson Mtn Road)
Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:03pm
Nov 9, 2021
Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
Chief Joseph Pass
Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:02pm
Nov 9, 2021
Trail Creek Fire Closure rescinded. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd962068.pdf
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