19 miles
Distance
6,450 ft
Climb
-6,436 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is your last day! Dig deep, it will be worth it we promise. Parking at Rainbow Park is your best option, and will allow you to cool off in the lake post ride if the weather permits.

There are a few creeks before reaching the alpine for refilling your bottles. Bring a water filter or tablets if you don't want to mess around with potentially getting beaver fever.

Just less than 6km up Into the Mystic, there is a bail out if you think you can't make the rest of the ride up and out of the alpine. LESS is a fun decent and allows you to ride the last section of LOTS so don't worry, you will still have a blast.

There are many trail options to choose from when you finish up LOTS but we have highlighted a way back to the car that we feel is appropriate after what you just went through.

Expect this ride to take 4-6 hours as you'll likely be stopping a lot to take in the vistas. It is a full day alpine mission so plan accordingly and be self sufficient.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for First Time Visitor - Day 3 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,118 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,118 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,132 ft
  • Grade
    0.013%
  • Grade max
    -58.852%
  • Grade min
    60.784%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,891 ft
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