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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Trail transparency
Threemile Ridge Downhill
Threemile Ridge Downhill
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