18 miles
Distance
2,690 ft
Climb
-2,690 ft
Descent
2,645 ft
High Point

This route incorporates one of the newest additions to the Hawes trail system: Gidro Pass This is a CCW loop, but can be done in the other direction.

The route starts/finishes at the Park-n-Ride lot under the Red Mountain Fwy. A few miles of easy trail get things warmed up, then the slow climbing begins. The turnoff onto Cactus Garden trail can be difficult to find without a GPS track. Prepare to have your legs & lungs tested!! The views are spectacular up top.

There's a second summit and getting to it requires some hike-a-bike on a crappy section of trail, but once attained, the ensuing downhill is fun. The route runs through the defunct NRA jumplines, then onto WIld Horse trail. It connects back into the main Hawes system via Twisted Sister. Make the short climb up Mine trail (Upper Saguaro) for the chunky descent. If doing the loop the other direction, you may want to skip the Mine trail in favor off reaching Twisted Sister via lower Saguaro trail. The route ends on some classic Hawes swoopiness. Enjoy!

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Trails in Route

Ridge4,262 ft
Fenceline1 miles
Granite2,106 ft
Hawes1,726 ft
Hawes627 ft
Lance's Trail4,593 ft
Canal Trail2 miles
Red Mountain1,742 ft
Saguaro2 miles
Twisted Sister2 miles
Wild Horse3 miles
CAP Trail2,461 ft
Hawes Acc1,322 ft
Cactus Garden4,928 ft
Goat3,317 ft
L'Alpe d'Huez1 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Hawes: Gidro Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,360 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,575 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,576 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.001%
  • Grade min
    33.657%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 3 (3 votes)
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