13 miles
Distance
2,688 ft
Climb
-4,600 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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How late were you up on Saturday night? Missoula's Hair of the Dog Enduro is the second stop of the 2015 Montana Enduro Series. This Blue Mountain route covers 12 miles with 3,590' feet of timed descent and 2,240' of climbing.

Stage 1 - Deadman's Ridge - Buckle your helmet and hold on tight for the longest, loosest, and gnarliest segment on the Hair of the Dog Enduro Course. Deadman's is 2,000 feet of sweet, sweet, chundery rock, roots, and bermed corners. If you make it to the bottom with all of your teeth you'll be grinning from ear to ear.

Stage 2 - Deadman's Gulch - The lower section of Deadman's is a little more intimate. It's chock full of tight switchbacks and rock drops, and being nestled down by the creek is a little bit less dusty than up on the ridge.

Stage 3 - Hayes Saddle - The icing on the cake. The cherry on top. The Hayes descent. They all mean the same thing. Hayes is fast, flowy, and fun. The race probably won't be won on this segment, but if you take the time to air off of every hip and rock along they way, you just might lose it here. We wouldn't blame you.

The Hair of the Dog Enduro is permitted by the Lolo National Forest.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1: Deadman's Ridge
  • 4 miles distance
  • 189 ft climb
  • -2,515 ft descent
2 Stage 2: Deadman's Gulch
  • 3,437 ft distance
  • 9 ft climb
  • -414 ft descent
3 Stage 3: Hayes Saddle
  • 2 miles distance
  • 192 ft climb
  • -944 ft descent

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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Montana Enduro Series #2: Hair of the Dog Enduro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,912 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,575 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,723 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,811 ft
  • Grade
    -2.719%
  • Grade max
    -50.922%
  • Grade min
    37.681%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,977 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Deadmans Ridge
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Jun 2, 2019
      Couple of snow patches at the top but can ride around. Rest is loose and dry and sketchy. Just like normal. reporter
      Forest Road 19247
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 8:36am
      Jun 2, 2019
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