13.0 miles
Distance
2,104 ft
Climb
-1,872 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Classic route on the front side of Hartman Rocks. Good mix of challenges.

Detailed Description
Classic Figure 8 is a 13 mile less popular expert route located near Gunnison Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 2,104 ft with a max elevation of 8,309 ft then descends -1,872 ft.
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38 Reviews & Comments

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MudFoots (Aug 1, 2022 at 14:34)
Ride both ways, W to E is much better.
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MudFoots (Aug 1, 2022 at 14:34)
Ride both ways, W to E is much better.
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MudFoots (Aug 1, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Rocky Ridge
Definitely ride reverse! If you do, the loose sandy stuff that is not good fast is up and the rocks and well supported turns are down.
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MudFoots (Aug 1, 2022 at 14:32)
The sign at the top of this trail is double black diamond. There are two sections that not rollable without getting bucked for sure. Other than that, great trail!!!
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graceeks (Jul 15, 2022 at 9:29)
Really smooth ride. We made it a loop by starting at broken shovel, connecting to lost dog and then sea of sage. That way we got the long downhill at the end which was awesome. Great for beginners - I struggled on the blues here, this was perfect for my skill level.
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sfulginiti (Jul 2, 2022 at 19:16)
Trail Becks
Hey Alex
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 22:11)
Trail Becks
Awesome trail, starts with a couple little rock rolls. Then you pick up speed and carve down zigzagging berms. Dirt was pretty loose, but you can use berms to carry speed
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 22:04)
Trail Rocky Ridge
Fun trail, rode N to SW. Couple loose sandy sections especially on the descent so be careful on turns but you can carry speed well if you hit the berms right. Couple techy sections but mostly flowy
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 22:02)
Trail Rattlesnake
My favorite trail I rode here, it's got a bit of everything and tons of rock rolls!
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 22:01)
Trail The Notch
Definitely ride it from SW to NE. Starts with a climb up slab, then gets tight and narrow with boulders all around. Had to look around where to go. Then you get to a bunch of fun rock rolls that drop you into sandy pits that are ridable but a couple inches of loose sand.
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 21:52)
Trail The Ridge
Good trail, good fun tech in most spots but some spots were too narrow and janky to ride, so I had to get off a couple times. Ends in a fun flowy section with a couple tricky spots.
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 21:49)
Awesome trail, I'd recommend cutting in at the Alonzo connector and riding trail down to the east. The west end is a steep loose double track
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 21:49)
Awesome trail, I'd recommend cutting in at the Alonzo connector and riding trail down to the east. The west end is a steep loose double track
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BenKoe (Jun 16, 2022 at 21:47)
Trail Alonzos
Pretty fun trail, I rode east to west. Due to the dirt bikes the trails a little beat up, but still enjoyable. On the climb up there were spots of pretty deep sand. On the way down it was less sandy but lots of loose rocks. Still fast and flowy if you can pick a good line and avoid the bigger rocks.
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MikeB0nes (May 30, 2022 at 15:45)
Trail Rocky Ridge
Should have rode in reverse.
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pcalvin (Apr 22, 2022 at 18:57)
Downhill only and open to motos too.
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andy-legrunge (Aug 1, 2021 at 14:42)
Trail Rocky Ridge
Blue black, and better in reverse IMO
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Jborges91 (Aug 17, 2020 at 11:24)
Trail The Ridge
Very technical trail, for me it was just okay. Not enough descent for my taste. Views were beautiful but be careful around the cliff
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Jborges91 (Aug 17, 2020 at 11:22)
Trail The Notch
Great trail, i rode it backwards thich to me made a lot more sense. Lots of steep slabs and rock gardens. I recommend scouting your lines though.
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gunnyhoney (Jul 27, 2020 at 7:42)
Agreed. Wrong way on almost everything.
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twowheeledwanderer (Jun 4, 2020 at 7:41)
Trail The Ridge
This is a great trail, but definitely don't ride it clockwise or else you'll be walking up all the tech.
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 17:01)
Trail Tailpipe
this is the perfect taste-test after climbing Jacks for the Hartman flavor... I knew I was going to love the place after Jacks climb then this taste test for the flavor of trails
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 17:01)
Trail Tailpipe
this is the perfect taste-test after climbing Jacks for the Hartman flavor... I knew I was going to love the place after Jacks climb then this taste test for the flavor of trails
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 16:59)
Trail The Ridge
short trail but a must. cool view, combo of chunk and boulder ride-over options with a fun swoopy down with a couple fun tech maneuvers.
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 16:55)
Trail The Notch
super quick climb up rock slab and notch until dropping in. some nice steeper rolls with sand over rock so stay off the brakes. some random routes that make the brief descent puzzling... just keep left when in doubt to go down collarbone.
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 16:49)
views, rock option lines, swoopy turns a couple quick rock up and overs, some chunky rock... really enjoyed!
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 16:49)
views, rock option lines, swoopy turns a couple quick rock up and overs, some chunky rock... really enjoyed!
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grampa (Sep 19, 2019 at 16:45)
Trail Rattlesnake
great fun with a few steep up and down boulder slabs
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jgraham1040 (Sep 14, 2019 at 13:33)
Great flow trail better rode from west to east and then coming back down Alonzos at the connector. Sandy in the corners so be careful as this trail makes you wanna flyyy
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jgraham1040 (Sep 14, 2019 at 13:33)
Great flow trail better rode from west to east and then coming back down Alonzos at the connector. Sandy in the corners so be careful as this trail makes you wanna flyyy
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jgraham1040 (Sep 14, 2019 at 13:30)
Trail The Ridge
Not sure how I feel about this trail, lots of techy sections and even a section that is not passable on bike. Trail could use some better markings, definitely a great ride for any tech enthusiasts but you have to ride it a few times to get all the sections down
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jgraham1040 (Sep 14, 2019 at 13:08)
Trail Tailpipe
Great little connector trail, doesn't matter which way you ride it pretty fun but very loose
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jgraham1040 (Sep 14, 2019 at 13:08)
Trail Tailpipe
Great little connector trail, doesn't matter which way you ride it pretty fun but very loose
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b-rad-rides (Aug 26, 2019 at 9:58)
This route sucks. Ride it the opposite way maybe.
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b-rad-rides (Aug 26, 2019 at 9:57)
Trail 3510
This route sucks. Most of it is backwards
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b-rad-rides (Aug 26, 2019 at 9:57)
Trail 3510
This route sucks. Most of it is backwards
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nolanurban (Jul 30, 2018 at 8:19)
Trail Alonzos
Excellent climb section.
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nolanurban (Jul 30, 2018 at 8:18)
Trail The Ridge
Amazing quartz field halfway. Super technical in spots.
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Trails in Route

Tugs82 ft
The Notch2,257 ft
Becks1,929 ft
3535131 ft
Rocky Ridge1 mile
Broken Shovel427 ft
Sea of Sage1 mile
3570423 ft
Rattlesnake1 mile
35354,518 ft
Becks Technical1,152 ft
35102,461 ft
Free Fall1 mile
35101,499 ft
Alonzos3,704 ft
3545a1,903 ft
Top of the World2 miles
Alonzo Access82 ft
The Ridge5,118 ft
Tailpipe1,070 ft
Alonzo Access466 ft
Tailpipe1,673 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Classic Figure 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    233 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,737 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,737 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,969 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -38.1%
  • Grade min
    41.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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