11 miles
Distance
2,873 ft
Climb
-4,135 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Day 1: Backcountry Style!

Stage 1: Grand Traverse, Sidewinder, Upper Sticks 'n Stones
We'd say this is the most scenic stage, but we're in the Tetons. It's all scenic. Grand Traverse is high-speed sidehill that leads into Sidewinder's lazy turns through a high-alpine bowl. Sidewinder might be rated intermediate, but don't let your guard down. And make sure you're on your A-game for Sticks 'n Stones. This trail is old-school hand-built gnar.

Stage 2: 38 Special
What can we say? We're headed to Mill Creek, and needed more climbing for an enduro race. If you dialed your switchback game at the Helenduro, this will be a great opportunity to see how it's holding up.

Stage 3: Mill Creek (from overlook)
Here's your reward for Stage 2: everyone's favorite backcountry descent, starting at the overlook. Enjoy the transfer out to this start, and take in the view. The descent is one of the best around, with some new turns at the bottom this year, courtesy of TMBA.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 3 miles distance
  • 43 ft climb
  • -1,566 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 3 miles distance
  • 71 ft climb
  • -1,150 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 95 ft climb
  • -957 ft descent

Trails in Route

Grand Traverse4,186 ft
Sidewinder5,203 ft
Sticks n Stones1 miles
38 Special3 miles
Lunch Tent3,091 ft
Mill Creek3 miles

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Montana Enduro Series 2017: Grand Enduro Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,262 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,713 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,977 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,715 ft
  • Grade
    -2.106%
  • Grade max
    -46.978%
  • Grade min
    33.569%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,652 ft
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