12 miles
Distance
3,289 ft
Climb
-3,284 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

A classic backcountry ride. Pretty short at about 12 miles but with a couple tough climbs. Spectacular views from the saddle on Esmeralda trail and at Galagher Head Lake. Steep and rocky descent down to Fortune creek jeep road. The final DeRoux descent is more moderate and very fun. The ride takes 3 to 5 hours for most people.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Esmeralda loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,762 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,798 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,803 ft
  • Grade
    0.008%
  • Grade max
    -46.532%
  • Grade min
    50.215%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,959 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Boulder-De Roux Trail 1392
Jul 8, 2018 @ 5:16pm
Jul 8, 2018
All clear. No blowdowns
Fortune Creek 4x4
Jul 8, 2018 @ 5:16pm
Jul 8, 2018
Water running down the middle of the road but not deep
#1394 Esmeralda Basin Trail
Jul 4, 2018 @ 8:17pm
Jul 4, 2018
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