14 miles
Distance
3,324 ft
Climb
-3,324 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route can be done in either direction. Either way there will be some hike-a-bike involved. The preferred direction involves climbing the West Chile trail, with excellent close up views of Shaggy Peak. Then you drop down into a beautiful valley and climb back to Trail #175. Then you have a stout climb up Trail #175 to the ridge. To add a "Stem" to the Chile Loop, you can continue up Trail #175 to the Glorieta Baldy fire tower. Otherwise, enjoy the fast descent down Secret to the Deer Trail and back to I-25 to complete the loop.

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Trails in Route

West Chile7 miles
Trail #1751 miles
Secret2 miles
Deer Trail4 miles

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Chile Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,067 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,092 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,092 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.451%
  • Grade min
    40.262%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,268 ft
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