12 miles
Distance
3,167 ft
Climb
-3,167 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Fun loop to ride from BCC. Both directions are good choices but going up Desolation is steep.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Desolation-Crest Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,298 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,298 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,298 ft
  • Grade max
    -32%
  • Grade min
    33.006%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,371 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • One Direction
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      139 | 1 comments
      32mph to 0 in under 10ft
      32mph to 0 in under 10ft
      0:23 | 206 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 27, 2019
      32mph to 0 in less than 10 feet on Wasatch Crest. The pressure i felt on my neck was intense and I'm very lucky my neck is not broken after this....
      Wasatch Crest
      Wasatch Crest
      1:02 | 124 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 11, 2018
      Natural sounds only, Wasatch Crest Trail.
      Todd Crashes
      Todd Crashes
      0:16 | 910 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Sep 30, 2016
      Trevor is following me with his chest cam, when I hit an off camber branch/water bar in the trail and it bounces my plus tire sideways

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Great Western 001
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      All dry now.
      Little Water (Upper 049)
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      Tree still there near junction with GW
      Big Water 042
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      Wasatch Crest (North)
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      Little Water (Dog Lake)
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Jul 12, 2019
      Moon dust beginning to form. reporter
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