16 miles
Distance
3,939 ft
Climb
-3,592 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Please remember to always follow trail etiquette and be courteous to other trail users, especially during practice! Helena’s trails are public and we want to make sure that everyone sees that we’re courteous stewards of our trails.

Start: The Capitol South Oval parking lot.
Transfer 1: From the Capitol, travel south on Montana Ave. to South Montana Ave. to Diehl Drive. Turn right from Diehl Drive onto Rocky Road Trail North Connector. Stay right on Rocky Road Trail North Connector and continue straight onto Lower Connector. Continue climbing south on Rocky Road Trail. Turn right on Prickly Pear Trail. Turn left on Easy Rider to Prickly Pear Connector. At the terminus, continue climbing Easy Rider. Turn left onto 2006 and climb to saddle/top of 2006. Turn left and climb to the summit of Mt. Ascension and start of Stage 1.

Stage 1: From the summit of Mt. Ascension, descend east down the Mt. Ascension Ridge Trail. Turn sharp right onto Mt. Ascension Loop and climb. Turn left onto beginning of the new flow trail (Cruse Control) to finish just above bridge.
Transfer 2: From the bottom of Cruise Control, follow the fireroad (or new connector trail, if it has been constructed) to Arrowroot Road. Turn right and climb Eddye McClure West to the top and beginning of the new tech trail (Big Dorothy’s) and start of Stage 2.

Stage 2: Big Dorothy’s to finish just above bridge.
Transfer 3: From the bottom of Big Dorothy’s, follow the old doubletrack to Eddye McClure West. Turn right and climb Eddye McClure West to the Mt. Ascension Loop. Turn left and continue climbing the Mt. Ascension Loop to the Entertainment Doubletrack. Turn left and climb the Entertainment Doubletrack over the top of Mt. A and descend to the start of Stage 3.

Stage 3: Descend the Entertainment trail across the meadows. Stage 3 and Stage 4 will share the same first half-mile of trail. Turn right onto Entertainment Direct, then turn right onto the bridge. Turn left off the bridge onto Aftershock. Continue north on Aftershock to finish just before junction with 2006.
Transfer 4: From the finish of Aftershock, turn right and climb 2006. At saddle/top of 2006, turn right and climb the Entertainment Doubletrack over the top of Mt. A and descend to the junction of Entertainment Direct and Entertainment Trail and start of Stage 4.

Stage 4: Descend the Entertainment trail across the meadows. Stage 3 and Stage 4 will share the same first half-mile of trail. Continue straight and descend the Entertainment Trail (note, there is a left at the bridge). Turn right at Archery Range. Follow Archery Range ontinue north onto Little Moab. Continue north on Little Moab to finish before Davis Gulch Road (set back far enough to prevent traffic interference)
Transfer 5: From the bottom of Little Moab, turn left onto Davis Gulch Road to Lower DeFord Trail. Note, do NOT travel up the road – stay on DeFord! Travel south on Lower Deford, crossing Davis Gulch where the trail crosses the road just before the Old Shooting Range Parking Lot. Continue climbing, turning right onto Rodney Meadow Trail. Continue to Rodney Ridge Trail and turn right to climb Rent Money. Stage 5 begins on the Pinchot Trail just northwest of the junction of Pinchot, Top of the World, Rent Money, and the Rodney Ridge Doubletrack.

Stage 5: Descend Pinchot Trail. Turn hard right onto T.R. Trail. Turn Left onto Rodney Meadow Trail. Finish is just before junction with Waterline Trail.
Casually make your way down Orofino Gulch (the road is just below the finish of Stage 5) and back to Downtown Helena! Plan to stop by Karmadillos after you're done racing for drinks and food while you wait for the award ceremony. You can also sample some of Helena’s finest beer at Blackfoot River Brewing and Ten Mile Creek Brewing!

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 3,785 ft distance
  • 56 ft climb
  • -499 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1,510 ft distance
  • 10 ft climb
  • -231 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 174 ft climb
  • -595 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 3 miles distance
  • 161 ft climb
  • -1,223 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 1 miles distance
  • 43 ft climb
  • -609 ft descent

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday May 26, 2019 at 09:00am
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Helenduro 2019 - SoFi Montana Enduro Series mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    347 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,130 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,130 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,477 ft
  • Grade
    0.42%
  • Grade max
    -48.433%
  • Grade min
    39.993%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,927 ft
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      Helenduro Stage 3 Course Preview
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      TJ and Tony preview the 2017 Helenduro Stage 3. @FlyRacing
      Helenduro Stage 2 Course Preview
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      TJ and Tony preview the Helenduro Stage 2. @FlyRacing
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      trail: Rent Money
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      Apr 27, 2016
      A little early run on Rent Money to check conditions... not quite there yet!

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      2006 Trail (north side)
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Entertainment Trail
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Rent Money
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Pinchot Trail
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Aftershock Trail
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 9, 2019
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