31 miles
Distance
4,328 ft
Climb
-4,325 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Rebuilt [partially] after the 2013 flood, Elbow Loop is comprised of two trails: Big Elbow and Little Elbow.

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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag outofshape (Aug 20, 2017 at 18:26)
 Just finished riding elbow loop yesterday counter-clockwise. Very dry conditions. The downhill portion leading up to tombstone is in great shape (if you're riding the direction I was). The repairs look close to complete. The rock gardens are now much more manageable than last year. Expect baseball sized rocks rather than watermelon sized rocks. There remains 2 river crossings where you will be forced to ford the river/creek.
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flag Jgupnorth (Aug 21, 2017 at 23:20)
 Did the same ride on Aug 19th and only found one river crossing.
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Trails in Route

Big Elbow12 miles
Little Elbow13 miles

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Elbow Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,282 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,282 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,285 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -48.753%
  • Grade min
    27.328%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Big Elbow
Sep 14, 2017 @ 9:17am
Sep 14, 2017
The trail has seen significant repairs where damaged by flooding making it a double track wide trail. There are some loose and cobble sections, but nothing unrideable. More small climbs on the descent where the cat had to avoid washed out parts by the river. Main bridge is missing around 15 km where you come down a big hill into the Big Elbow valley.
Little Elbow
Sep 3, 2017 @ 9:17pm
Sep 3, 2017
In great shape, extremely dry. Recommend out and back on this trail, see report for big elbow.
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