2 miles
62 ft
-1,012 ft
1 miles
High Point

Max Gnar is a triple trial conglomerate of Free Lunch, Pucker-Up, and Moto, though there is a very brief segment of the Tabeguache Trail called "Widowmaker Hill" Max Gnar is the 3rd stage of the local race called The Grand Enduro.

Max Gnar starts with Free Lunch. A violent bike breaking terrain with lots of sketch drops is on the menu for this ride. Free Lunch has cost me more money in component repair than any other trail I've ever ridden. Hence the name, Free Lunch, because there is no such thing. Bring some spare parts and be prepared to fix a flat, because this trail wants only you finest riding and most durable parts. Expect 3 to 4 6ft. drops and chunky flat sections.

Pucker Up brings in my favorite section of Max Gnar as this is mostly downhill and doesn't require any pedaling until the end. Drops, step ups, and isolated tight techy bits are what you can expect. When you master the lines, this is a trail that will never get old. Speaking of lines, there is a final sketchy line at the end called the Cathedral Drop.

Moto, wraps up Max Gnar. Unlike the previous two trails of straight chunk and jank, Moto is going to give you a chance at fast and flowy conclusion with just a few drops that can be bypassed. The most important bit of information I can give you is to not ride this when wet. It won't last long! Moto also takes longer than other trails in the area to dry out. Finish the ride at the foot of Bentonite Hill and the junction of Tabeguache.

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Trails in Route

Free Lunch1 miles
Tabeguache Trail607 ft
Pucker Up1,499 ft
High Noon203 ft
Moto804 ft


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    -950 ft
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    4,729 ft
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    5,681 ft
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    4,731 ft
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    1,313 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    428 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Tabeguache Trail
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 3:38pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      High Noon
      Mar 26, 2019 @ 4:14pm
      Mar 26, 2019
      Free Lunch
      Feb 28, 2018 @ 6:08pm
      Feb 28, 2018
      Some snow patches. On landings of some of the drops. All hittable just a bit spicy
      Pucker Up
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 3:05pm
      Oct 24, 2016
      A little debris on the primary line, but conditions are good. The final ramp has been increased making the last drop smoother and the rut into the notch drop is cleaned up.
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 10:28am
      Sep 15, 2015
      Clay is too wet completely sticking to your bike. Unrideable as of now until it dries out.
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