18 miles
Distance
2,815 ft
Climb
-5,514 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.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    -2,698 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,565 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,263 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,565 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.575%
  • Grade min
    34.617%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,661 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
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