31 miles
Distance
6,219 ft
Climb
-6,222 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This ride is horrible, the climb up Ptarmigan Road is just plain stupid and not worth the descent. This route is here for reference, but NOT recommended as a "good" route.

High altitude all day epic that includes Section 8 of the Colorado Trail but loops you back to town with a descent down Wilder Gulch.

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Details

  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Dirty Copper Triangle mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    9,240 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,772 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,770 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -34.936%
  • Grade min
    41.304%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,075 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Colorado Trail (Seg 8.2 - Searle Pass)
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      One fallen tree down low two small snow patches above treeline. Some mud but otherwise ready to rip!
      Wilder One
      May 10, 2020 @ 1:53pm
      May 10, 2020
      reporter
      A-Road (Center Village)
      May 10, 2020 @ 1:10pm
      May 10, 2020
      Closed until Summer 2020 reporter
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