9 miles
2,396 ft
-2,394 ft
2 miles
High Point

This is the prime fatbike riding route in AF Canyon. This is typically a morning route through most of the winter, and an all day route when snow is packed from Pine Hollow and up. Pine Hollow trail has the tendency to melt as it is the lowest singletrack and the lower half is sun facing.

The route starts at the trailhead and climbs you up the road. Riders will often create a nice little groove to ride in up the road and it is a great way to get warmed up and dial in your ride. Some riders will start at Pine Hollow, but it is a brutal start. This route spins up the road to the Timpanooke trailhead parking where the 150/180 loop gets you rolling on some great winter singletrack. If you want to extend your ride, I suggest doing this loop multiple times. From there you start up Salamander Flat, which is a great climb with a few quick and fun drops. After you descend to the Pine Hollow intersection, you can continue down to the car, or add on the overlook ride to Ridge 157. The first part of the connector is a brutal climb, ride-able, but you need some cardio. Once past this, it is a fun spin to the overlook.

The ride down from the lookout is some of the best fatbike DH around. If Pinehollow is muddy, go back on Salamander Flat and descend on the road from the Timpanooke Trailhead parking.

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Trails in Route


  • Winter only route
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    One Direction
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More Stats for Fatbike Prime Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,734 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,734 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,736 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,938 ft
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Global Fat Bike Day, 2015 Ride
Global Fat Bike Day, 2015 Ride
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Dec 6, 2015
Pine Hollow Upper POV
Pine Hollow Upper POV
2:17 | 59 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 20, 2015
The drop off of Ridge 157
Salamaner Flat POV with mud crash
Salamaner Flat POV with mud crash
3:34 | 65 | comments: 2 | favs:
Mar 14, 2015
Pitched the bike when I hit mud springs

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Pine Hollow (047)
Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:47am
Dec 6, 2017
Just a few inches of snow over frozen dirt, great traction (fat bike tire). Very fun.
Pine Hollow (047)
Nov 2, 2017 @ 8:21pm
Nov 2, 2017
Salamander Flat (150)
Sep 5, 2017 @ 6:25am
Sep 5, 2017
Ridge Trail 157
Sep 2, 2017 @ 12:43pm
Sep 2, 2017
I passed 10 mtbs, 3 motorbikes, 3 hikers, 2 big dogs. I may have been going against traffic, needless to say. Dry, rocky, rooty trail with a fun variety of scenery. I guess that last sentence belongs in a review and not a trail report.
GWT (151)
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:30am
Aug 17, 2017
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