12.3 miles
Distance
2,848 ft
Climb
-2,843 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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MTBiggie (Oct 2, 2020 at 10:16)
 The first mile is very steep and technical at times. You’ve got to choose perfect lines or you’ll be doing a few hike-a-bikes. You’ll be climbing on trails that are primarily used for downhill riding, so be careful for bikers bombing down Mill D and Desolation.
Very rowdy and technical descent at the top. Long segments of washboard trail conditions at the time of this review. Needed to stop a time or two to shake out the numbness in my hands from the constant rattling.
Summary: Lung-buster of a climb. But the descent and views make it worth it.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Desolation-Crest Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,294 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,294 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,300 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.5%
  • Grade min
    64%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    545 ft
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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