14 miles
Distance
2,132 ft
Climb
-2,525 ft
Descent
2,645 ft
High Point

Tour the seldom seen side back side of Hawes. Prepare for a somewhat brutal climb up Cactus. Recommend taking the neighborhood roads the first time so you are somewhat fresh for Cactus.

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Trails in Route

Diamond Point1,801 ft
Hawes (Rocky)1,608 ft
Cactus Garden4,925 ft
Goat Trail3,320 ft
L'Alpe d'Huez1 miles
NRA Access4,541 ft
Wild Horse3 miles
Twisted Sister2 miles
Saguaro1 miles
Upper Ridge1 miles
Hawes1 miles
Fenceline1 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Hawes Counter Clock Big Loop Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,367 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,975 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,582 ft
  • Grade
    -0.536%
  • Grade max
    -37.122%
  • Grade min
    41.156%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Fenceline
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Jan 16, 2019
      Hawes
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Jan 16, 2019
      Diamond Point
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 6:48am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Goat Trail
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 9:10am
      Dec 29, 2018
      Some cool rideable trails and some super steep HAB. Lots of steep switchbacks both directions.
      L'Alpe d'Huez
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 9:10am
      Dec 29, 2018
      Still very loose in spots. Challenging climbing here and there.
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