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)

Detailed Description
Fatbike Little Enduro is a 8575 moderately popular intermediate route located near Ward Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 240.2 with a max elevation of 2801.6 then descends -204.4.
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  • 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
    25
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: 3 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sourdough (North)
Apr 6, 2022 @ 7:50pm
Apr 6, 2022
Still a couple feet of snow.
Beaver Reservoir Cutoff Trail
Feb 26, 2022 @ 9:21am
Feb 26, 2022
Rideable downhill and difficult up - even with low pressures. A couple of skiers had come through making the Cutoff barely rideable. Sourdough at the junction with the Cutoff was untracked and unrideable. Turned around.
Buchanan Pass Trail
Feb 13, 2022 @ 9:00am
Feb 13, 2022
Rideable to the waterfall.
Beaver Reservoir Rd
Sep 12, 2021 @ 8:40am
Sep 12, 2021
Coney Creek Road
Jun 22, 2021 @ 4:46pm
Jun 22, 2021
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