5.3 miles
Distance
788 ft
Climb
-671 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This lollipop loop is great if the trails are packed and it’s not too windy. The climbing can be, at times, aggressive. But the way down is amazeballs! Generally the trails in this route are packed in quickly after a storm (after Buchanan Pass) and are zippy fast. Check trail conditions (usually Front Range Fatties on FaceBook is a go to for fatbike conditions). This is a great next level ride when you find Buchanan to be easy. For a bonus, combine the two rides! Here is the route:

- From trailhead, go west on Buchanan Pass trail
- Take the left onto Sourdough (there is a sign there with arrows and mileages)
- Climb like a spanked abominable snowman. Bonus points if you can make the first and second switchbacks!
- After 10-20 min you should reach the intersection of Sourdough (left) and Coney Cutoff (right)
- GO LEFT onto Sourdough. More climbing fun ahead, but it’s going to keep getting easier from here.
- When you come out on Beaver Reservoir Rd, go right. Here is where it will be miserable if there is any wind. It will only be 5-15 min, but it can suck
- At the Coney Flats trailhead, turn right getting onto Coney Flats Rd.
- Look for a turnoff on the RIGHT only a few yards onto the trail. They is Coney Cutoff. Go here. (You can keep going up Coney Flats Rd if it’s packed for some more fun, but it’s not part of this route).
- Follow Coney Cutoff for a quick super silly descent back to Sourdough. There are a few short, punchy climbs, so keep your eyes about you!
- LEFT onto Sourdough for the funnest downhill of this route! Ride it like you stole it!
- RIGHT onto Buchanan and back to the trailhead.
- High fives all around and frosty trail beverages (or whisky if it’s too cold)

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    18
More Stats for Fatbike Little Enduro mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,547 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,547 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,665 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -40.8%
  • Grade min
    25.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,005 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sourdough (North)
Mar 30, 2021 @ 5:24pm
Mar 30, 2021
From Brainard, the trail is packed but has an uncomfortable amount of heel divots and post holes past the SSV intersection to the dry pond. From dry pond to Beaver Res Road is as good as it gets. Local hero Troy Mandery has been snowshoeing this section all winter and his efforts paid off. From Beaver Res Road to PV, trail is still good, but has been getting slushy during the day so is either soft or frozen slush. Still very rideable and fun. reporter
Buchanan Pass Trail
Mar 21, 2021 @ 10:01am
Mar 21, 2021
Generally good - starting to get soft in the sun, but more snow on the way.
Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail
Mar 1, 2021 @ 9:44am
Mar 1, 2021
Still packed and fast.
Coney Creek Road
Jan 8, 2021 @ 4:24pm
Jan 8, 2021
Lots of snow and drifts. Needs a lot of packing down before it's ridable.
Beaver Reservoir Rd
Nov 10, 2020 @ 12:00am
Nov 10, 2020
Trail is open. If you ride, please update conditions. reporter
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