12 miles
Distance
3,685 ft
Climb
-1,768 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is a great ride that begins as an easy, flowy trail. Approximately 5 miles up, the trail forks right and transitions into a more natural, hand-built intermediate trail. The last few miles are a more technical, rocky climb. This is a great out-and-back, or you can take the trail to the Grouse trailhead down Buffalo Pass Rd. 60 for a technical descent.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Flash of Gold (All) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,192 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,137 ft
  • Grade
    3.063%
  • Grade max
    -37.547%
  • Grade min
    55.296%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,802 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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